New Nuclear and the UK Energy Strategy

  • June 15, 2022 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Meeting Report (121.5KB)

In April 2022, the UK Government published an Energy Security Strategy, mapping out a transition to low carbon energy sources. A key element of that is a commitment to a major expansion in civil nuclear power - to 24GW by 2050, representing 25% of projected electricity demand.

In this event, we will explore the challenges to achieve this target, the opportunities from both small and large nuclear reactors, and the issue of treatment and storage of radioactive waste.

Julia Pyke
Sizewell C Director of Financing and Economic Regulation, EDF
Sophie Macfarlane-Smith
Head of Customer Engagement, Rolls Royce SMR Ltd
John Corderoy
GDF Technical Programme Director, Nuclear Waste Services
Professor Paul Monks
Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

This discussion appeared in the FST journal below.

This issue of the Foundation's journal includes reports on 'science superpower', health and climate change, UK-China research collaboration, Future Leaders, interdisciplinarity and new nuclear. It has an editorial article from Lord Holmes.

Volume 23, Issue 3