We are pleased to announce that we will be joining with US law firm K&L Gates in a webinar addressing how Governments are approaching risk and regulation when it comes to the commercial production of energy from nuclear fusion (as distinct from nuclear fission).
For nearly 100 years, scientists and engineers, as well as science fiction authors and fans, have dreamt of harnessing fusion reactions to power our economy. Despite daunting technical challenges, fusion energy may become a technically viable and economic energy source in the coming years, as an attractive carbon-free baseload alternative to conventional energy sources.
As the energy sector progresses towards commercial fusion, governmental regulators around the world are considering how they should treat fusion facilities. Two of the most active jurisdictions for commercial fusion development are the United States and the United Kingdom. Along with Fire Energy and Prospect Law, K&L Gates’ fusion energy team will provide an update on the regulatory approaches to fusion that the US and UK are taking, the prospects for differentiating regulations for future fusion facilities from those applicable to existing fission-powered nuclear plants and next steps in developing regulatory certainty for the emerging fusion power sectors in these nations, as well as a section on risk and the management of risk through insurance.
- Tim L. Peckinpaugh, K&L Gates
- Michael L. O’Neill, K&L Gates
- Francis E. Iyayi, K&L Gates
- Fiona Reilly, Fire Energy
- Mark Tetley, Prospect Law
The Webinar will be hosted on Thursday 1st October at 5pm BST.