NIA reaction to Green Technical Advisory Group launch
09 June 2021
Reacting to the launch of the Green Technical Advisory Group, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:
“Nuclear must receive equal access to climate finance with other low-carbon energy sources. Nuclear produces no emissions from power generation and alongside wind power has the lowest lifecycle carbon footprint, as well as taking up less land than any other clean power source. It is a clean, sustainable technology that is essential to our net zero future, and we call on the GTAG to recognise that in its work.
“The EU has already exhaustively examined the impact of different energy technologies to create its own taxonomy, concluding that nuclear is as sustainable as renewable technologies. The GTAG should draw on this huge body of existing work to inform its own research, and ensure a steady flow of investment into nuclear as well as renewable energy sources. Without new nuclear projects, nuclear capacity will shrink rapidly, particularly in the UK, leading to higher emissions and the loss of capabilities critical for net zero.”