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The NIA welcomes Moorside announcement on plans for a new clean energy park

30 June 2020

The Nuclear Industry Association today welcomed the news that proposals for nuclear-based schemes were being brought forward for the Moorside site in Cumbria.

The NIA’s Chief Executive, Tom Greatrex, said:

“There is serious interest from developers and great support from the local community, supply chain and trades unions. This demonstrates the level of excitement around nuclear’s potential to boost economic regeneration whilst meeting our environmental goals.

“These are exactly the attributes the country needs to bounce back from COVID-19, deliver jobs, and get us on track to hit Net Zero.

“Large scale and smaller, next generation technologies have a huge amount to offer working as part of the clean energy hub concept. They can deliver clean electricity and achieve deeper decarbonisation through the creation of hydrogen, clean fuels and district and industrial heating.”