Renewable and nuclear bodies unite for UK policy call

In a rare show of solidarity, a UK renewable energy trade body has joined its counterpart from the nuclear sector to lobby the British government over a decarbonisation target for the nation's power industry.

RenewableUK and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) have both signed a letter to UK energy secretary Ed Davey urging that the decarbonisation goal is included in new legislation due before Parliament within the next few weeks.

The “low-carbon industry” bodies claim that inclusion of the target would help to calm investors’ nerves over the UK’s long-term energy policies, whether in the renewable or nuclear sectors.

“Like government, we believe that a diverse energy mix is likely to be the most cost-effective pathway to largely decarbonising the power sector, which Log in to read complete article.

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