Charting a bold future: UK’s civil nuclear roadmap to 2050

The post below was first published on our Policy Matters notes blog: The government proposals would mark the biggest expansion of nuclear power in 70 years as energy security concerns grow and net zero targets loom. Success requires a step change in government delivery. The UK’s new Civil Nuclear Roadmap to 2050 offers the tantalising … Read more

Is Nuclear Power the solution to Australia’s Energy Transition?

The debate around whether nuclear power should be part of Australia’s future energy mix is again on the federal political agenda. This note looks at the arguments for and against the use of nuclear power in Australia and assesses whether nuclear power is a realistic solution to the requirements of Australia’s energy transition. Read more

UK Energy Security Bill introduced amid political turmoil has wide-ranging implications for the energy sector

On 6 July 2022, a day of significant political uncertainty, the Government published its long-awaited Energy Security Bill. Notwithstanding the current political turmoil, this is expected to survive to become the most wide-ranging legislative reform of the UK’s energy market for several years. The Energy Security Bill (Bill) was published and introduced to Parliament for … Read more

Key TCA issues for the energy sector

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA“) establishes objectives for the energy market by providing for the facilitation of trade and investment between the EU and the UK (the “parties”) in the areas of energy and raw materials, and supporting security of supply and environmental sustainability, notably in contributing to the fight against climate change … Read more

UK Government announces plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

Today the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the Government’s ten point plan for what it is calling the green industrial revolution. This is part of the blueprint for the UK to meet the legally-binding target to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The ten points of the plan are: Offshore wind – … Read more