GUEST BLOG: Tom Greatrex – A new nuclear age

Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, Tom Greatrex says nuclear station closures threaten jobs and climate goals without new investment

Government urged to speed up grid decarbonisation

Nuclear Industry Association, RenewableUK and Solar Energy UK are calling for urgent action to build new wind, nuclear and solar capacity

Nuclear and solar turn South West’s grid 100% green

National Grid data shows it had the cleanest power in Britain over the weekend

‘UK net zero target at risk without nuclear power’

A new nuclear power programme with the help of hydrogen, clean fuels and district heating could provide up to 40% of clean energy by 2050, according to a report

Nuclear Industry Association appoints new chair

Dr Tim Stone has experience in infrastructure, nuclear power and finance, working closely with government and industry in a variety of roles

UK nuclear worth £6.4bn last year

The nuclear power sector contributed £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year. The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) suggests this economic impact rises to £12.4 billion and provides 155,000 jobs when the sector’s spend on associated goods and services in the supply chain and wage spending is taken into account. Each of the sector’s workers […]

UK’s new nuclear builds set to double jobs

Jobs in the UK’s civil nuclear sector are set to double. That’s according to new figures from the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), which suggest the UK’s new build programme means employment in the field will rise from 65,000 to more than 130,000. Combined, the Hinkley Point C, Wylfa Newydd and Moorside projects are expected to […]

Fewer jobs at Hinkley Point C “for time being”, says EDF

The new reactor at Hinkley Point will create fewer jobs than expected, the supplier EDF Energy announced today. Hinkley Point C in Somerset is meant to be the first of a wave of new nuclear power plants in the UK. Currently the supplier is wrangling with the Government over the “strike price” or amount of […]

UK public favours nuclear over renewables

The British public favours nuclear power as the most popular choice to provide for the UK’s future energy needs. That’s according to a new poll by YouGov, commissioned by the Sunday Times, which showed nuclear energy topped the list with 26% of the votes. The news comes amidst the UK Government’s plans for a more […]

Energy Bill will provide investment certainty

Low carbon associations in the UK have welcomed the Government’s proposals for reforming the electricity market in the Energy Bill. The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) and RenewableUK said the Bill provides investment certainty and give confidence to businesses. The groups are urging the Government to work together to […]