The Nuclear Industry Association today welcomed the publication of the draft Energy Bill.
The Energy Bill is designed to secure £110 billion investment to replace a large proportion of generating capacity which is due to shut down within the next 10 years, coupled with a need to decarbonise electricity generation. The proposed reform will benefit all forms of low carbon technology.
Chief Executive Keith Parker said:
"The Energy Bill is a critically important step towards securing the £110 billion of investment needed to replace our ageing energy infrastructure, and to ensure a low carbon future for Britain.
"Without nuclear we will have an energy gap. Modern nuclear power is an essential part of the mix, alongside renewables and carbon capture and storage, to provide clean, secure and affordable electricity to power our homes, schools, hospitals and industries.
“Public support for new nuclear is the highest it has ever been.”
"We will be looking carefully at the detail of the draft Bill and will issue a full response in due course."
The Nuclear Industry Association is the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in Great Britain. The NIA represents more than 270 companies across the supply chain. The diversity of NIA membership enables effective and constructive industry-wide interaction.
We believe nuclear energy is essential to meet Britain's future clean energy needs. Together with renewables, clean coal and energy efficiency, nuclear can reduce our carbon emissions. As part of a diversified energy mix, modern nuclear-generated energy can provide safe and reliable sources of power for Britain's homes, hospitals, schools and industries.
NIA member companies also have significant expertise in nuclear decommissioning and clean-up, with 19 nuclear sites in the UK currently being managed through the process.
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