Theresa May seeks ‘broad energy co-operation’ with EU

The Prime Minister is exploring options for the UK’s continued participation in the EU’s internal energy market

Energy UK says ‘UK must participate in EU energy market’

The UK must continue to participate in the EU’s energy market to ensure the efficient trade of gas and electricity, maintain affordable security of supply and deliver its climate change targets. That’s according to Energy UK, which has outlined what it believes are the key issues for the energy sector to be discussed in the […]

UK aims to maintain close relationship with Euratom

The UK Government aims to maintain a close and effective association as possible with the EU’s nuclear body after Brexit. That’s according to a Written Ministerial Statement released by Greg Clark, which suggests this is to maximise continuity with current Euratom arrangements, ensure the UK maintains a leading role in European nuclear research and allow […]

UK ‘must retain close relationship with Euratom’

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has called on the UK Government to retain “as close a relationship as possible” with the EU’s nuclear association following Brexit. It said links with Euratom must be maintained to ensure existing nuclear safeguards continue, as well as to minimise the risk of disruption to ongoing research […]

Majority of Brits ‘want to stay part of Euratom’

Only 10% of the UK public support the government’s decision to leave the treaty that regulates the nuclear industry across Europe. A new poll reveals around 56% of the 2,016 respondents want to remain part of Euratom after the UK leaves the EU, while 34% are unsure. A majority (75%) believe safeguarding checks are important […]

UK’s nuclear safeguards bill published in Parliament

A bill which will establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime has been introduced to Parliament today. The Nuclear Safeguards Bill aims to bolster the roles and responsibilities of the UK’s existing nuclear regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), once the UK leaves the EU and Euratom. Last month Energy Secretary Greg Clark committed to […]

UK plans domestic nuclear safeguards regime after Brexit

The UK Government is to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime to help deliver to existing standards as the nation leaves the EU. It aims to ensure the UK continues to maintain it position as a responsible nuclear state and withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) doesn’t weaken future safeguards standards. Business and […]

Greg Clark: BEIS is promoting UK firms’ interests in Brexit talks

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said his department is promoting the interests of UK businesses and other stakeholders in the EU exit negotiations. In its first annual report since it was formed in July 2016, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) states it is continuing to “engage fully with ongoing EU […]

UK ‘could remain associate member of Euratom’

The UK could maintain an association agreement with Euratom following Brexit. That’s according to Brexit Secretary David Davis, who told the BBC an “arbitration arrangement” would have to be agreed to maintain bonds with the nuclear agency if this was to happen. The news outlet has reported a leading figure in the nuclear industry said there was “goodwill” […]

‘Small modular reactors key for nuclear industry post-Brexit’

Small modular reactors (SMRs) could help secure the UK’s nuclear industry after the country leaves the EU. That’s according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, which says the technology could present the UK with key export opportunities if a competition was organised to allow projects to reach demonstration and commercialisation. It recommends the UK Government commits […]