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Urenco encouraged by UK nuclear, wind and solar collaboration

20 May 2021

Today, a joint announcement by the Nuclear Industry Association, RenewableUK and Solar Energy UK, called for urgent action to build new wind, nuclear and solar capacity and for a binding target of 100% grid decarbonisation by 2035.

The associations represent the three leading zero-carbon power generators. Their plea comes six months ahead of the COP26 climate change summit and was in response to data showing that electricity provided by the grid was on average 20% dirtier in April 2021 than in April 2020.

Decarbonising the grid is essential to hitting the UK Government’s new target of a 78% reduction in emissions by 2035, and net zero by 2050.

Emilie Isaacs, Urenco Head of Government Affairs, said: “We believe that nuclear power perfectly complements energy generated from renewables in a net zero world. These technologies belong together and they are the future of energy systems.”

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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