Director for Science at ISSP UL opened the annual Nuclear Energy for Latvia conference

On May 15, the third international conference, "Nuclear Energy for Latvia," was held in Riga. The conference aims to enhance the Latvian society’s understanding of the role of nuclear energy in achieving Latvia’s climate objectives and boosting energy independence. Nuclear power serves as a crucial low-carbon substitute for fossil fuels, constituting nearly 26% of the total electricity generated in the European Union and supplying approximately half of the low-carbon electricity.

The conference was launched by Kaspars Melnis, the Minister for Climate and Energy, along with Andris Šternbergs, the Vice President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and Deputy Director for Science of the ISSP UL.

Distinguished experts in energy and nuclear energy from Latvia and around the world attended the conference, including professors Antanas Sauhats and Oļegs Linkevičs from Riga Technical University, leading researcher Kārlis Baltputnis, coordinator of the Estonian Nuclear Energy Working Group Reelika Runnel, professor Waclaw Gudowski from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and Nicolas Devictor, a nuclear energy advisor at French embassies in Great Britain, Finland, and the Baltic States, among others.

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