Tom Greatrex, former Shadow Energy Minister and MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, joined the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) as Chief Executive on 1 February. He writes about his priorities in that role. The prospects and potential for the UK nuclear industry has come a long way in a relatively short period of time, to the extent that we are now widely viewed as an integral part of our future energy mix and not the past. The NIA, representing and working closely with its members, has played a crucial role in securing, maintaining and promoting the broad political and industrial support for new build, while also making the case for maintaining vital work on decommissioning. Underpinning this has been a determination to ensure the UK supply chain is well placed to take advantage of the significant economic opportunities which will exist as a result of a rejuvenated sector.
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