New Nuclear


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. What are the challenges to achieve this target? What are the contributions from both small and large nuclear reactors? How will we develop a long-term strategy for the treatment and storage of radioactive waste.

On 15 June 2022, the Foundation for Science and Technology held an event to explore these issues. The speakers were: Julia Pyke, Sizewell C Director of Financing and Economic Regulation, EDF; Sophie McFarlane-Smith, Head of Customer Engagement, Rolls Royce SMR Ltd; John Corderoy, GDF Technical Programme Director, Nuclear Waste Services; and Professor Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

A video recording, presentation slides and speaker audio from the event are available on the FST website.