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The NIA responds to the Committee on Climate Change’s Progress Report

10 July 2019

In response to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) progress report. Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the UK Nuclear Industry Association, commented:

“This report rightly highlights the significant policy gap that exists just to reach our previous, less ambitious decarbonisation targets.

“As the committee have concluded, technologies which can offer firm and flexible power, such as nuclear, will be required to reach net zero. The scale of deployment required by 2050 means we need to make rapid progress across all electricity sources. That is why it is both prudent and responsible for the Government to assess the potential of a Regulated Asset Base model to fund large energy infrastructure.

“The Government has the opportunity in the forthcoming Energy White Paper to address the concerns of the CCC today, set out an enduring policy framework that will take the UK to net zero, and be a blueprint for other developed nations to do the same.”