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In this episode, our experts discuss the latest developments in the nuclear industry and its role in helping to achieve global net zero targets.
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In episode 4, we talk to Foot Anstey Commercial Energy lead Mark Greatholder about the latest developments in the nuclear industry and its role in helping to achieve global net zero targets. We discuss nuclear energy's classification as a clean energy source, how the UK government is seeking to galvanise investment in the private sector and compare the UK's approach to nuclear to that taken in the EU and beyond.
Our experts begin by discussing nuclear energy's classification as a clean energy source in comparison to other renewables such as solar and wind, before addressing concerns regarding nuclear waste and commenting on the innovative solutions proposed to address this issue.
In addition, they consider the UK government's current and proposed future position on nuclear and how it is seeking to galvanise and incentivise investment into the private sector, through changes to the classification of the UK's green taxonomy and the establishment of a new government body, Great British Nuclear.
Finally, the panel explores the opportunities presented by Small Modular Reactors and how these differ from conventional nuclear power stations, before looking further afield and reviewing the differing approaches to nuclear in the EU and beyond.
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