The UK government has today been urged to make sure that the country has at least 10 gigawatts of operational nuclear capacity by the early 2030s as the current fleet of power plants begin to be shut down. In a new report, the cross-parliamentary group for nuclear power urged ministers to commit to new nuclear projects in order to keep on track to achieve its net zero goal. Developing such capacity would put the government in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in its latest carbon budget. A government spokesperson said that the government was committed to developing new nuclear capacity, pointing to the £385m in investment agreed for new solutions such as small nuclear reactors.
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The UK needs to restore nuclear capacity to at least 10GW by the early 2030s if it wants to reach net zero by 2050. That’s according to a new report by the Nuclear All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), which suggests that urgent action is needed to preserve the UK’s nuclear skills base, since the biggest part of Britain’s nuclear fleet will retire by March 2024. The report’s recommendations urge the government to support Sizewell C in 2o22 and introduce policies to enable the deployment of a fleet of Small Modular Reactors and an Advanced Modular Reactor demonstrator. APPG also calls on policymakers to commit to at least one additional gigawatt-scale nuclear power plant by the middle of 2024.
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