NIRAB in partnership with the Nuclear Innovation and Research Office (NIRO) provides independent, expert advice to Government on the research and innovation needed for nuclear energy to play a significant role in the UK’s future low carbon and secure energy mix and to create the environment in which the UK nuclear industry can contribute significantly to our economy.
On 22 July BEIS announced a package of energy system measures designed to support the UK reaching Net-Zero emissions by 2050. NIRAB welcomes the nuclear initiatives which align with our recent recommendations.
The newly convened NIRAB publishes its first years' work and makes a number of recommendations for Government to consider regarding future nuclear energy research and innovation.
In February 2017 NIRAB published an update to the UK Civil Nuclear R&D Landscape survey. The survey provides information on funding levels, research focus and capability across the UK.