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 […]

Queen’s Speech: Reactions from industry

Some in the industry have expressed disappointment about the government’s lack of commitment to the energy price cap as it was not mentioned in the Queen’s Speech today. Green energy supplier Bulb believes the price cap is necessary for householders to benefit from cheaper bills. Co-founder Hayden Wood said: “A cap would be a big […]

Nuclear and renewable sectors call for more clarity in Autumn Statement

  The government’s next Autumn Statement needs to provide more clarity in its low carbon policies. That’s the call from the nuclear and renewable industry regarding the Tory Administration’s Spending Review to be announced later this month. The Nuclear Industry Association’s (NIA) CEO Tom Greatrex told ELN what the sector expects Theresa May’s government to clarify. […]

Brexit and nuclear discussed at Energy Live 2016

The government has created “massive uncertainty” in the energy sector due to Brexit and its latest policies. That’s the message from former Energy Secretary Ed Davey who was one of the main speakers at the Energy Live 2016 conference in London today. Mr Davey joined Shadow Energy and Climate Minister Alan Whitehead, Founder of Buglass […]

UK nuclear sector welcomes Hinkley

The UK’s nuclear sector has widely welcomed the final go-ahead for Hinkley. Tom Samson, CEO at NuGen told ELN: “We are glad that Hinkley is now going to progress forward, it paves a way for the nuclear new building horizons in the UK, within NuGen is a part. I think it helps demonstrate that this […]

UK nuclear sector employs 65k people

A total of 65,791 people are currently working in the nuclear industry in the UK. That’s an increase of more than 2,000 people compared to last year, according to new figures released by the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA). It also revealed more than one fifth of all employees are female, almost 2,000 are on an […]

Former Shadow Energy Minister heads nuclear trade body

Former Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex has been appointed as the new CEO of the nuclear trade body. He will take up the position at the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) from 1st February, succeeding Keith Parker who has held the position for more than a decade. Mr Greatrex was the Opposition’s lead spokesman for nuclear […]

‘Nuclear must play a role in reducing emissions’

More than half of Brits believe the government should use low carbon technologies, including nuclear and renewables. That’s according to a survey by the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), which has been launched today as global leaders are at the COP21 climate change negotiations. It revealed 57% out of 2,000 people surveyed believe those technologies are […]

Nuclear deal to have ‘positive impact’ on energy independence

The nuclear agreement announced today will have a “lasting positive impact” on the UK’s energy independence and low carbon plans. That’s the view of the Head of Power & Utilities at EY as the UK Government finally struck a deal with EDF Energy on the terms of contract for the new nuclear power station at […]

UK needs a ‘Plan B’ if new nuclear plans fail

UK Ministers need to stop “crossing their fingers” and urgently develop a “Plan B” to meet climate change targets if new nuclear power stations are not built on time. In a new report published today, the Energy and Climate Change Committee said nuclear power could play an important role as a low carbon technology to […]