Press Releases

NIA Reaction to CSR and National Infrastructure Strategy

25 November 2020

Reacting to the publication of the Comprehensive Spending Review and the Government’s response to the NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:

“Meeting net zero by 2050 is incompatible with the flawed analysis offered by the National Infrastructure Commission. It is right that today the UK government have rejected John Armitt’s group in clear and stark terms – nuclear alongside other low carbon technologies will be required to decarbonise, and it was never a sound position to suggest otherwise. The focus now must be on delivering the infrastructure required to meet net zero – and avoiding wasting further time, effort and attention in seeking to pit low carbon technologies against each other.”