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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.

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COP26 Update: Key Net Zero documents published

The Government has delivered on its commitment to publish its remaining net zero strategy documents ahead of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, with two weeks to spare. The Heat and Buildings Strategy, Net Zero Spending Review, as well as the overarching Net Zero Strategy were all published this week, albeit following months of delay. Publishing these documents was seen as crucial to the UK’s preparations ahead of hosting the summit. Despite this, the success of the conference continues to be riddled with uncertainty and doubts.

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Energy White Paper Audit

Last week Brevia Energy released the findings of its audit of the Government’s 2020 Energy White Paper. The results, which were covered by Energy Live News, highlighted how nearly half of the commitments included in the Energy White Paper have been hit or look likely to be reached. However, the research also showed that answers to the ‘Who Pays?’ question remain needed. With the Government expected to publish both its Net Zero Strategy and Heat and Buildings strategy soon, greater detail on that may be soon forthcoming. That is likely to provoke debate about the direction of policy and open new fronts for businesses to make their case about how the net zero transition should be delivered.

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At-risk suppliers have put the energy supply industry at risk

Since the beginning of August 2021, the UK has experienced a record increase in gas prices, which has grown into a retail energy crisis that has already caused ten suppliers to exit the market this year. This crisis is the product of several factors, which the UK Government will seek to remedy in the short term and avoid in the long term. This means regulatory reforms are almost inevitable. Once the crisis is over and government turns to reforming the UK’s retail energy market, businesses that operate within it must actively engage with policymakers and regulators to ensure their voices are heard.

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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.

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