An Indian girls holds a banner during a protest against air pollution in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. The Delhi government has ordered that all city schools be shut, construction activity halted and all roads be doused with water as crippling air pollution has engulfed the Indian capital. The city, one of the world's dirtiest, has seen the levels of PM2.5 soar to over 900 microgram per cubic meter on Saturday, more than 90 times the level considered safe by the World Health Organization and 15 times the Indian government's norms. Associated Press

OECD-NEA Webinar: Full Costs of Electricity Provision


The Full Costs of Electricity Provision

Friday, 13 April 2018 at 14:30-15:30 Paris time

On 13 April 2018, the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) will launch The Full Costs of Electricity Provision.

Electricity production, transport and consumption affect every facet of life. Market prices and production costs account for an important share of the overall economic impacts of electricity. However, there has been growing recognition that the market value of electricity is not the whole story.

As currently constituted, the price of electricity in today’s markets does not accurately reflect the costs of electricity on the society and the environment. As a result, decisions made regarding supply and future planning based on current market prices fail to capture all of the factors needed to ensure reliable electricity supply in the future.

The NEA has therefore synthesised the most recent research in this area. Adopting this approach would allow policy makers and the public to make better informed decisions along the path towards fully sustainable electricity systems.

William D. Magwood, IV, Director‑General of the NEA, Matthew Crozat, Senior Director of Policy Development at the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Kirsty Gogan, Co‑founder and Director of Energy for Humanity, and Jan Horst Keppler, Senior Economist at the NEA, will provide a briefing on the key findings of this study. They will then take questions on the most recent research on full cost accounting of electricity, in particular within the context of the energy transitions under way in OECD and NEA countries.

To participate in the webinar, interested professionals, journalists and members of the public are invited to register online in advance. If you would like to be able to submit questions during the Q&A session, please e-mail for practical details.

Register to join the webinar here.