NIA welcomes package of announcements

Posted On: 
7th December 2017

Responding to the speech made by Energy Minister Richard Harrington, The UK Nuclear Industry Association’s Chief Executive Tom Greatrex said:

“The UK nuclear industry welcomes the government’s package of announcements today. We share the desire expressed by Richard Harrington to finalise agreement on the ambitious proposals for a nuclear sector deal which the Nuclear Industry Council has put to government. 

“The series of commitments made today are relevant to fusion, advanced technology, modular reactors, large scale new build and innovation in fuels. While there is more to do in some of these areas, the overall package is nevertheless a strong signal of commitment to and confidence in an industry that is integral to supplying the low carbon, secure and reliable power system we need for the future.

“There are real opportunities for the future in innovation and advanced technology which can help meet our climate commitments, while providing jobs, growth and economic opportunities for UK companies at home and abroad.”