Why New Nuclear

The UK faces a significant energy challenge; securing future energy supplies as existing nuclear and fossil fuel power stations close, as energy demand rises and as the UK continues to strive to achieve targeted reductions of CO2 emissions.

Nuclear energy is an existing technology that can be used to produce a large amount of electricity safely and without emitting CO2 at point of generation.

Investments in energy technologies made now will shape the energy landscape for the next 50 years or more. NuGen believes that nuclear energy has an important role to play in helping the UK to meet its energy challenges and it must continue to be part of a balanced energy mix. In response, we are developing plans to build up to 3.4GW of new nuclear capacity in West Cumbria.