Exploring challenges and opportunities for nuclear power in the UK, with senior figures from the sector. Thursday 20 May 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 BST Open to UK and Canadian parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and Government officials. Under the UK’s Net Zero ambitions, demand for zero-carbon power is expected to increase substantially in coming decades, as greater proportions of heating and transport system are electrified and unabated fossil-fuelled power is phased out. Following the publication of the 2020 Energy White Paper, opportunities exist to increase the share of nuclear power in the UK’s generating mix, but a range of barriers across economic, technical and social dimensions must be overcome to do so. This online event, hosted by POST in partnership with the Canada-UK Council (CUKC), will allow parliamentarians to learn about and discuss the outcomes of a 2020 CUKC Colloquium on nuclear power, with the aim that they can better understand the range of challenges and opportunities the civil nuclear sector faces in the UK.
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