Today, following the launch of the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper, Lord Hutton, Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association and co-chair of the Nuclear Industry Council, commented:
“The government’s Industrial Strategy recognises both that low carbon, secure and reliable nuclear power is a “vital part of our energy mix” and the wider economic contribution the nuclear industry can continue to make across the UK.
“Every year our power stations have generated home grown electricity for homes, businesses and public services, provided tens of thousands of skilled long-term jobs and avoided the emission of millions of tonnes of CO2.
“As we build new capacity to replace retiring power stations, and decommission old ones, the UK is well placed to develop supply chains, skills and international opportunities for the long term. Industry has made significant progress with government towards agreeing a sector deal which will maximise those opportunities and help improve productivity, foster innovation and reduce cost.”