Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

14 Dec 2020

Energy White Paper launched

The UK government has identified nuclear power as a way to help the country achieve the four-fold increase in clean electricity generation needed to achieve its net zero target. The Energy White Paper 'Powering our Net Zero Future' was published on the 14th December.

The decision to enter negotiations with EDF on Sizewell C is again further recognition of the virtal role large scale nuclear will play in reaching Net Zero ambitions. 

Reacting to the news, Corhyn Parr, Chair of the NSSG said:

"The NSSG welcomes the Government announcement of the Energy White Paper ‘Powering our Net Zero Future’.  A strong and vibrant nuclear sector generates thousands of high value, sustainable job opportunities throughout the UK and supports the transition to net zero. The NSSG will continue to collaborate across industry to ensure that nuclear employers can access the skills needed to deliver strategically important programmes that contribute to economic growth and productivity."

Read the government press release here.