Evening Lecture – The total CO2 cost of nuclear energy: A comparison from different perspectives

In this lecture, the total CO2 cost of nuclear energy is first discussed on the basis of a comparison of three studies from organizations with different views on nuclear energy. These values are then put into perspective through a comparison to other sources of energy for electricity production. The lecture will finally address the challenges and transitions expected in the energy sector, specifically in Western Europe. The lecture provides a global view of the energy sector and remains accessible to a broad public with limited technical knowledge. Specific or technical issues may, however, pop-up during the discussion time foreseen after the lecture.


May 12, 2016


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


University of Hasselt
Campus Diepenbeek, Building D, Agoralaan, Aula H5


  • Arnaud Meert
    Head of service “Nuclear Fuel Management – Corporate" at Engie Electrabel

    Ir. Arnaud Meert obtained a Master in electrical engineer at the Brussels University (ULB) in 2005. After that, he also obtained two complementary Masters: a complementary Master in nuclear engineering of ULB (2007) and a complementary Master in finance and management of the Solvay Business School (2010). He also completed the European Nuclear Energy Leadership Academy program in 2011.

    After a teaching assistant position at ULB in the electrical engineering unit, Arnaud Meert joined in 2006 the GDF-Suez group (now Engie). His first position was at Tractebel, in the nuclear engineering department. He then moved within the Engie group: in 2010 to the Nuclear New Build Direction and in 2012 to Electrabel, where he was senior safety advisor. His current position is head of service “Fuel Management – Corporate”, in the Nuclear Department of Engie Electrabel.