Official numbers published today by the Digest of UK Energy Statistics tell the story of UK energy generation last year, with more than one fifth (21%) coming from nuclear power.
The UK’s nuclear new build programme has the potential to almost double the number of jobs across the civil sector, according to a leading industry body.
Brexit could threaten UK nuclear safeguards, the head of the sector's civil trade association has claimed.
If ever there was a year which the phrase ‘expect the unexpected’ seemed relevant – 2016 is it. From the referendum decision to leave the European Union, and the resulting new leadership in the UK Government, to the election of Donald Trump, it’s been a year of unpredicted events.
The Government’s decision to press ahead with Hinkley Point C yesterday is good news for consumers, the environment, UK industry and the economy.
The full effects of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union are yet to be fully understood, and is unlikely to be until well after Article 50 is activated and negotiations formally begin.
Maximising economic recovery, the watchwords of Sir Ian Wood’s review for the UK government and hardwired into the remit of the OGA, is not just about exploration and production.