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Kirsty Gogan
Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan

Co-founder & Executive Director of Energy for Humanity

Kirsty Gogan is the co-founder and executive director of Energy for Humanity (EFH), an NGO focused on decarbonization and energy access. EFH led a delegation of climate scientists to defend nuclear energy at the Paris Climate Conference. A founding director of CleanTech Catalyst, Gogan has advised the UK government on nuclear power and evaluated the national response to Fukushima.


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"Natural disasters, such as the Japanese earthquake in 2011 leading to an industrial accident at Fukushima, prompted Japan and Germany to shutter their nuclear fleets, but this caused a huge switch to fossil fuels. So the consequence of the nuclear taboo is to make climate change worse."

Thursday, October 18, 2018

“If you believe that climate or air pollution, poverty or destruction of nature are the greatest risks to human health, and to environmental and public wellbeing, then the question you need to be asking is how do we tackle those risks in the fastest, most feasible and most cost-effective way possible. And when you start from that point it just makes no sense to limit the technologies at our disposal based on ideological opposition to some tools.”

Thursday, September 14, 2017
"The nuclear industry therefore needs to undertake a radical transformation if it is to rebuild trust and credibility that it can deliver on time and on budget, provide certainty to investors, and confidence to support a political mandate as well as regaining public support. There some green shoots of hope that nuclear energy can still step up to the challenge."
Monday, September 18, 2017
"This discussion with Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder and Global Director, Energy for Humanity focused on deep decarbonization and the intersection of environmentalism and nuclear technology."
Friday, March 24, 2017
"Kirsty Gogan discusses the The UK’s communications response to Fukushima and the lessons learned about nuclear safety protocols and her work at Energy for Humanity to help make nuclear more cost effective, scalable, and viable as a sustainable energy source."
Wednesday, September 5, 2018