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National Grid chief warns of tighter winter electricity supplies – NIA Reaction

06 October 2021

In reaction to the warning from National Grid’s Chief Executive that Britain will face tighter electricity supplies this winter, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association said,

“National Grid’s warning underscores the urgency of investing in new nuclear capacity to secure reliable, always-on, emissions-free power, alongside other zero-carbon sources. Without fresh investment the UK will continue to rely on volatile gas markets threatening not only our climate targets, but also our energy security. Without new nuclear capacity, prices and emissions will continue to rise.”

ENDS

Notes

  • National Grid Chief Executive John Pettigrew made the comments in an interview with the Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/82507e8d-4d33-41ac-92c7-562d3c42fc6b

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