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NIA supports energy sector call for Government action on net zero

10 June 2021

NIA joins eight associations pushing for action on low-carbon capacity and strategies to deliver on climate commitments

The Nuclear Industry Association has joined forces with eight of Britain’s top energy trade associations, representing networks, generators, retailers and the supply chain to urge the Government to deliver a green economic recovery and build on Britain’s reputation as a leader in zero-carbon power.

Among the group’s key asks is a call for a “clear plan to restore nuclear capacity at least to existing levels.”

Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:

“If the UK is serious about getting to Net Zero and levelling up the economy then we need to urgently invest in a new generation of nuclear stations, alongside other low-carbon power sources. Nuclear delivers reliable, clean power, new opportunities for industrial decarbonisation and good, well-paying jobs for a green economy, but we need to act today, or we will lose jobs and see higher emissions.

Read the full statement here.

 

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