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National Grid’s 2018 Future Energy Scenarios report

12 July 2018

In response to National Grid’s 2018 Future Energy Scenarios report, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the UK’s Nuclear Industry Association, said:

“All of National Grid’s scenarios show we will need more electricity generating capacity to meet demand, as more electric vehicles and heating systems mean we use more power at home, work and in getting from one to the other.

“Civil nuclear power currently provides a constant supply of secure, reliable, low carbon power – and is an integral part of any credible future power mix that both meets anticipated demand and reduces carbon emissions.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

  1. The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) is the trade association and representative voice of Britain’s civil nuclear industry. It represents more than 260 companies including nuclear power station operators, new build developers and vendors, those engaged in decommissioning, waste management, all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, supply chain and consultancy companies. Find out more at www.niauk.org.uk or @niauk.
  2. The nuclear industry generates a fifth of all electricity used in the UK, directly employs around 64,000 professionals and has the support of 74% of the public. In 2016 its activities directly contributed £6.4 billion to UK GDP. The power generated by existing power stations avoids the emissions of 22.7 million tonnes of CO₂ a year – the equivalent of taking around a third of Britain’s cars off the roads. Read the Nuclear Activity Report.
  3. You can access the NIA’s Exiting Euratom on the NIA website: https://www.niauk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Exiting-Euratom_May17.pdf

 

Media Contacts:

Hannah Fensome: 020 7766 6646, hannah.fensome@niauk.org