EnergyWatch

Brexit may have unintended consequences for UK power supply

Britain's departure from the European Union may lead to problems for the country's nuclear industry and energy supply.

Photo: Matt Dunham/AP/Ritzau

The UK's decision to leave the European Union's atomic regulator after Brexit will put the country's nuclear industry at risk and may threaten power supplies, a cross-party group of lawmakers said.

Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would leave the European Atomic Community as part of its departure from the EU. The body's main function is to safeguard nuclear fuel, making sure it isn't diverted to make weapons. Nuclear fuel suppliers and power plants also need certification from Euratom to buy material on the open market. While it will lose access to those services, the government said it wants to maintain close nuclear cooperation with the EU.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from EnergyWatch

Denmark allocates additional PtX funds

Danish parliament's IPCEI agreement doesn't touch Dutch funds previously earmarked by the government for Power-to-X, says energy minister Dan Jørgensen. On the other hand, the allocated DKK 850m will not necessarily go to the common European projects.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest News

See all jobs