How can nuclear play a part in a post-COVID-19 net zero future?

Join us for an online panel discussion on Thursday 15 October at 2:30pm.

As the UK looks to implement a green recovery whilst sticking with existing targets for net zero, what does this mean for nuclear energy? Should we be looking to invest in smaller and simpler 'modular' style reactors as a route to meeting our 2050 decarbonisation targets? And if so, how can we do that, boost the economy and 'level-up' the UK at the same time?

Register your interest by emailing policy@manchester.ac.uk and we will send the Zoom link in advance of the event.

This panel discussion follows on from our On Net Zero publication, which puts forward a series of policy recommendations on how the UK can best meet its 2050 net zero decarbonisation target, including around the future of the nuclear energy sector in the UK.

Time and date

Thursday 15 October 2020, 2:30pm

Panel

  • Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership (Chair)
  • Professor Richard Taylor, BNFL Chair in Nuclear Energy Systems, The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute
  • Alan Woods, Director Strategy and Business Development, Rolls Royce
  • Charlotte Nichols, MP Warrington North