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Delivering nuclear power


Due to rising fuel prices, securing the UK’s energy supply is currently a top priority for the Government and is of great interest to the public. The Government’s Energy Security Strategy, published in April 2022, emphasised that nuclear power would play a key part in supplying the UK with baseload electricity, however there is currently great uncertainty about how quickly new nuclear power plants can be built, when fusion technologies might be available and what the costs of these large infrastructure projects will be.

The Committee will examine the Government’s approach to developing new nuclear power.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 30 September 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Eighth Report - Delivering nuclear power
Inquiry Delivering nuclear power
HC 626
Response to this report
Sixth Special Report - Delivering nuclear power: Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report
HC 1897
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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18 January 2023
Inquiry Delivering nuclear power
Witnesses Simon Bowen (Industry Adviser at Great British Nuclear), Mark Foy (Chief Executive & Chief Nuclear Inspector at Office for Nuclear Regulation), David Peattie (Chief Executive Officer at Nuclear Decommissioning Authority), Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP (Minister for Energy and Climate at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and Declan Burke (Director, Nuclear Projects and Development at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Oral Evidence
14 December 2022
Inquiry Delivering nuclear power
Witnesses Dr Robin Taylor (Senior Research Fellow at National Nuclear Laboratory), Professor Claire Corkhill (Member at Committee on Radioactive Waste Management), Professor Katherine Morris (Lead for Nuclear Environment and Waste Theme at Dalton Nuclear Institute), Claes Thegerström (Former President at Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co), Janne Mokka (President and CEO at Posiva Oy), Clive Nixon (Group Chief Nuclear Strategy Officer at Nuclear Decommissioning Authority), and Corhyn Parr (Chief Executive Officer at Nuclear Waste Services)
Oral Evidence
7 December 2022
Inquiry Delivering nuclear power
Witnesses Dr Fiona Rayment OBE (Chief Scientific Officer at National Nuclear Laboratory), and Josh Buckland (Partner at Flint Global)
Oral Evidence
Matt Tudor (Director of Strategy & Partnerships at Bridgewater & Taunton College) (NCL0076)
Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (NCL0075)
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NCL0074)

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