Energy industry veteran chosen as next Ofgem Chair

Mark McAllister has served as Chair of the Office for Nuclear Regulation

UK launches new taskforce to strengthen nuclear skills

The new Nuclear Skills Taskforce aims to address the nuclear skills gap and support growth in the civil nuclear and defence sectors

“Investors unimpressed by Sizewell C’s ‘sustainable’ label”

Major fund managers have reportedly said they remain unconvinced about the project’s potential

UK Energy Secretary praises Korea’s potential in nuclear power and barbecue

In a video on Twitter, Grant Shapps has praised Korea’s sophisticated nuclear industry and made a reference to their barbecue

UK confirms the first state backing of a nuclear project in over 30 years

The government will become a 50% shareholder in Sizewell C’s development

Will the shutdown of Hinkley Point B today put more strain on grid?

The remaining unit at Hinkley Point B is due to come offline today

Knowledge sharing deal goes nuclear

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have signed a deal to advance global nuclear research. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Co-operative Activities aims to better identify global research needs in the sector, taking into consideration the perspectives of utilities, regulators, government organisations and the wider industry. The two […]

‘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 […]

‘UK must prepare for EU nuclear body exit now’

The government must work closely with the nuclear industry to deliver replacement arrangements for when the UK leaves Europe’s nuclear co-operation body. That’s according to a new report from the UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), which says leaving Euratom without having an established plan for the future could result in serious disruption for the UK’s […]

New collaboration to boost UK’s nuclear industry

A new nuclear collaboration aims to promote global opportunities and support UK companies in the sector. The Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see them share research facilities and collaborate on events to showcase and facilitate the export of UK capabilities. The […]