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NIA responds to National Grid’s 2019 Future Energy Scenarios

11 July 2019

Responding to National Grid’s 2019 Future Energy Scenarios, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the UK Nuclear Industry Association commented:

“National Grid’s scenarios show the pathways to reach net zero include a highly substantive role for new nuclear by 2050, even with a meaningful contribution from Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage, and continued growth of renewables.

“It also demonstrates nuclear’s share of the mix will dwindle without further nuclear investment in projects beyond Hinkley Point C. The planned Energy White Paper and consultation on a new nuclear financing model is a perfect opportunity to tackle this and make real strides towards a wholly clean electricity mix.”