Press Releases

NIA reaction to UNECE technology brief on nuclear power

12 August 2021

In reaction to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) technology brief on nuclear power, which finds that the world’s climate objectives “will not be met if nuclear technologies are excluded,” Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association said:

“This report is a timely reminder that nuclear is absolutely vital if we are to hit net zero as a planet. Nuclear delivers reliable, clean power, new opportunities for industrial decarbonisation and good, well-paying jobs for a green economy.

“The retirements of existing stations right across the world, including in the UK, mean we need to act today, or we will lose jobs and see higher emissions. We applaud the UNECE for calling on policymakers to ensure there is a level playing field for all low-carbon technologies and to invest today. The price we’ll pay for not doing so is far too high.”