More than 1,000 clean-energy exploration jobs may be lost if the UK exits the EU, the boss of the country’s nuclear research agency has warned. Prof Steve Cowley, CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, spoke out over fears £55m in annual European Commission (EC) funding would be withdrawn. Joint European Torus, in Oxfordshire, experiments with fusion, with an aim to create clean, almost limitless energy. But Adam Afriyie MP said Prof Cowley’s claims were “absolutely ridiculous”. Prof Cowley said the issue was not simply about the jobs at Culham Science Centre, where Joint European Torus (JET) is based, but the fact the UK could lose the expertise of the staff.
BBC 15th May 2016 read more »