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Nuclear’s valuable role highlighted in UK Government response to Committee on Climate Change report

22 October 2020

Encouraging statements about the future role of nuclear were included in the UK Government’s response to the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 Progress Report to Parliament.

The response, published this month, emphasises that clean growth and the target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 should be at the heart of the economic recovery from COVID-19.

It states: “In order to deliver a reliable system, wind and solar will need to be complemented by sources of power which are available when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine. This will increasingly have to come from low carbon sources including nuclear...

“Nuclear power will continue to play a role in the UK’s future energy mix as we transition to a low-carbon economy, including through our investments in small and advanced modular reactors.”

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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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