Prospect urges Chancellor to back nuclear industry ahead of COP26

23 September 2021

Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging him to increase government support for the nuclear industry ahead of the COP26 summit in November.

The letter follows on from a meeting between Sunak and trade union leaders earlier in the week at which the issue of support for the industry was raised.

In the letter Clancy argues that:

“The current energy crisis only further reinforces the need for reliable, clean, domestic power sources at the scale needed to cope with the demands imposed by the increasing electrification we hope to see in the coming decades in areas such as transport and heating.”

And makes the case that:

“There is a window of opportunity now for action on nuclear power, especially with COP26 in the UK this year, but I am deeply concerned that delays may result in the loss of critical skills and capabilities in the industry that make progress in the future more difficult and costly.”

A full copy of the letter can be found here.




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