In 1956, the UK became the first country in the world to generate nuclear power commercially and today nuclear power is still playing an important role in the UK’s energy mix. The Government confirmed in is 2010 Annual Energy Statement that Nuclear - in combination with renewable energy and Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) – would play an important role in the UK’s future energy mix.
In light of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the UK’s Chief Nuclear Inspector was requested by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to report on the implications of this event on the UK nuclear industry. The report concluded that there was no reason to curtail nuclear power generation in the UK but emphasized the importance of decommissioning of former nuclear sites.
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We believe that nuclear power has an important role as part of a diverse energy mix in a low carbon UK economy. However, it is important that it pays its own way and is not a burden on the tax payer. In light of the Fukushima accident, we also support the decision to perform ‘stress tests’ at European nuclear stations.
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