Save the date for our upcoming Energy Forum Breakfast Panel entitled:
Small Nuclear Reactors & the Fight Against Climate Change
The UK and Canada are both looking to develop small nuclear reactors. Canada’s “A Call to Action: A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors” has been acclaimed for its extensive engagement with industry and end users and its focus on 5 areas: technology, economics and finance, indigenous and public engagement, waste management and regulatory readiness.
In parallel with Canada’s efforts, the UK has been developing its own small nuclear programme. The Expert Finance Working Group considered how to bring private financing into small reactor development and suggested a framework under which small reactors should be developed. The UK has also been providing grants for the development of manufacturing facilities and advanced nuclear technologies. It is also working on siting, advanced fuels and developing its regulatory regime for the development of these technologies.
Alongside these exciting developments the UK has committed to Net Zero by 2050 with legislation recently being passed and Canada has developed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Clean energy is key in meeting these ambitions and nuclear is seen as a key component in delivering net zero clean energy.
This event will discuss:
How regulators in Canada and the UK are collaborating on the development of small reactors
The role of small nuclear in meeting Net Zero
The application of small reactors both on and off the grid
How the development of small reactors are progressing in the two jurisdictions.