Development of nuclear power guarantees supply of energy to consumers at a stable price and greatly contributes to the prevention of carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere, said Rosatom CEO Sergey Kirienko.
He was speaking at the closing ceremony of the eighth international forum on nuclear energy, ATOMEXPO 2016, organised by Russia's state nuclear energy corporation- Rosatom in Moscow on Wednesday.
The three-day event was participated by 508 delegates from 55 counties including Bangladesh, while it was visited by more than 5 thousand people, against 4,131 in 2015), said a ROSATOM press release.
First-timers included representatives from Bolivia, Guatemala, Greece, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Two main plenary sessions of the business programme were dedicated to the topics"Nuclear Power as a Basis for Zero Carbon Energy Balance" and "Future of Nuclear Power: New Players".
The sessions were attended by top executives of major Russian and foreign companies as well as representatives of public and professional organisations.
Kirienko. further said that in low carbon power generation the base load plays a key role in a balanced energy mix. It is nuclear power that is aiming to cover the base load.
Other speakers at plenary sessions also outlined the importance of nuclear power in ensuring energy independence of Russia and other states.
"In Russia alone, by 2030, nuclear power plants will help prevent the emission of 711 million tonnes of CO2," he said. "This is why NPP construction programs are launched even in countries that enjoy 365 sunny days a year and boast large volumes of fossil fuels." Kirienko further commented.
The Forum included an exhibition on nuclear energy technology, featuring 99 Russian and foreign companies. over 30 agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed among various countries and companies.
The last day of the Forum was declared the Youth Day. It included 11 events for students and schoolchildren. Among them was Rosatom's Process Factory, where interactive training modes were demonstrated, which could be included in educational programs at universities. Besides, there was a student presentations contest on the topic Nuclear Power as a Basis for Zero Carbon Energy Balance.
Over 450 representatives of the media, including more than 240 representatives of foreign media from various countries including Bangladesh, worked at the Forum.