Brevia is the leading UK public affairs consultancy supporting UK civil nuclear. Our cross-party team of consultants have supported clients covering the full spectrum of the civil nuclear sector including waste management and decommissioning, new build, advanced technologies including AMR and SMR, fuel manufacture, research and innovation, waste storage, and fuel transportation.
Nuclear energy is essential to meeting the UK’s clean energy needs and vital to the country’s security of energy supply. Since the 1950s, the industry has attracted significant investment to the UK and created jobs across the supply chain. It contributed £6.4 billion to the UK economy in 2016, representing 0.3 per cent of the UK’s GDP.
Despite its longstanding contribution to the UK economy, the nuclear industry has seen the suspension of the Wylfa and Moorside nuclear projects.
The UK’s departure from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) creates greater uncertainty across the sector. Brevia Nuclear is well placed to ensure that your organisation’s concerns and the importance of the industry is heard by political stakeholders.
On 14 January 2020, the European Union (UN) unveiled plans for €1 trillion in sustainable investments over the coming decade. The investment is designed to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050, however, the transition fund money under the plan will not finance the construction of nuclear power plants.
Ofgem plans to grant National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) £637 million to build a transmission link connecting Hinkley Point C to the grid. This is £80 million short of the NGET’s initial request of £717 million.
EDF Energy has announced that the anticipated cost of Hinkley Point C has increased by £2.9 billion. This is almost a 15 per cent increase relative to the previous estimate. Project completion is now estimated to be between £21.5 billion and £22.5 billion.
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Brevia delivers tailored support to organisations operating in the civil nuclear sector. Our three-step process offers a straightforward approach to delivering crucial intelligence, strategic advice and stakeholder engagement.