Manifesto ahead of General Election outlines plan for pipeline of projects for nuclear-driven net zero, energy security, economic growth and jobs

The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has launched its 2024 industry manifesto setting out five key actions for MPs elected on July 4 to support during the next Parliament to ensure the momentum within the nuclear sector is sustained so it can deliver more reliable clean power, bolster energy security, create green jobs and grow the economy.

The key points in the industry’s manifesto for the next Parliament are:

  • Progressing Sizewell C to a Final Investment Decision by autumn 2024 and extending the life of our current power stations.
  • Building a fleet of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) across the country and a third large-scale station at Wylfa on Anglesey to help rebuild industrial Britain.
  • Making the UK the best place to develop and deploy advanced nuclear reactors.
  • Maximising the UK’s fuel manufacturing capability to meet increased demand from allies for current and advanced nuclear fuels.
  • Selecting a suitable site in a supportive and willing community for a Geological Disposal Facility, a long-term solution for waste.

The manifesto calls on the UK to use a major nuclear construction programme to increase the nuclear skills base and rebuild and sustain strategic industrial capabilities to ensure the sector is best placed to deliver for net zero, energy security and communities across the country.

There are also manifestos for the devolved nations, for Scotland and Wales.