NIA reaction to the transport decarbonisation plan
14 July 2021
Responding to the publication of Government’s transport decarbonisation plan, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association said,
“It is disappointing to see no mention of nuclear’s role in decarbonising electricity for zero emission vehicles. The grid will not be able to cut emissions and meet new EV demand without urgent investment in new nuclear capacity to replace retiring stations. Nuclear is our only proven firm, reliable, emission-free power source.
“Nuclear should also be at the centre of zero carbon hydrogen production, which will play an increasingly important role in the clean energy transition for transport. Nuclear could produce one-third of the UK’s clean hydrogen needs by 2050, which, alongside other clean energy routes, will enable a plentiful supply to fuel our future economy.”