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NIA reaction to National Grid’s 2021 Future Energy Scenarios Report

12 July 2021

Responding to the National Grid’s 2021 Future Energy Scenarios Report, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association said,

“National Grid’s scenarios show that we need new nuclear to hit net zero, including replacing existing capacity by the mid-2030s, and expansion thereafter. But to meet the growing demand for clean power, the UK should have even more ambitious targets for nuclear, our only proven source of firm, emissions-free power.

“We should also strive to produce as much of that power ourselves, to safeguard Britain’s energy security. Interconnectors have a key role in stabilising our energy system, but we should not make our road to net zero dependent on other countries’ energy policies. Nuclear investment is a sure path to better jobs, lower emissions, and security of supply.”