IPT Breakfast Meeting
The UK has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, compared to 1990 levels, by 2050. Nuclear energy has been identified by the Government as a model to secure the UK’s electricity supply, meet emissions targets and contain consumer costs. Currently, 15 nuclear reactors generate around a fifth of the UK’s electricity and all but one of these are scheduled to be retired by 2030. The success of UK energy investment could help boost living standards, meet energy targets and create new jobs. This breakfast meeting will:
• Explore the options available to provide a long-term energy framework, beneficial to investors and consumers
• Consider how de-carbonisation targets will drive the future of British energy infrastructure
• Discuss the opportunities presented by Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology and whether this offers a sustainable approach to future energy infrastructure.