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Urgent investment needed in new nuclear to achieve PM’s green grid by 2035 – NIA

04 October 2021

In reaction to the Prime Minister’s target of 100% clean electricity by 2035, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association said:

“The PM’s target requires urgent investment in a new generation of nuclear stations for clean and reliable power. We know that nuclear and renewables work well together to cut emissions, and we’ll need a strong low-carbon energy mix to fully decarbonise the grid and protect our energy security. The Government needs to legislate for a new financing model and give its clear backing to large and small nuclear projects.”

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As the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the UK, the Nuclear Industry Association represents more than 250 companies across the UK’s nuclear supply chain.

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