Nuclear experts at The University of Manchester have identified the eight actions required to assess objectively the role of nuclear in the UK’s net-zero future. Their position paper Nuclear energy for net zero: a strategy for action determines what policymakers and industry need to explore in order to take an informed decision based on a ‘best economics’ basis. This includes the development of advisory bodies, non-partisan modelling of the economic path, and the optimisation of R&D programmes. The paper was written by the senior leadership team at the university’s Dalton Nuclear Institute, which is home to the largest and most advanced nuclear research capability in the UK. They are: Francis Livens, director; Gregg Butler, head of strategic assessment; William Bodel, research associate in nuclear systems choice; and Juan Matthews, visiting professor in nuclear energy technology.
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