Energy Choices 2012

A different flavour to Energy Choices this year with more of a focus on technology innovation and skills. Chaired by John Hutton, instead of a recognised media personality, the conference perhaps benefited by his knowledge of the industry. The Weinberg Foundation, which supports the the development of thorium fuelled reactors, had quite a few mentions in the morning session. In the afternoon a Q&A session with Tim Stone was entertaining as well as informative. The message from Government is that there is now unequivocal support for new nuclear build, and perhaps more important was the statement that Hinkley would be but one of the new nuclear build projects. So now it’s up to the industry and the financiers to go out and make it happen.

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