Russian Nuclear Build in Britain
Writing in Nuclear Engineering International magazine, Ian Jackson looks at the advantages of building Russian nuclear power plants in the UK. With cheap finance and advanced technology, could Russia solve Britain’s nuclear energy crisis?
A New Era of Nuclear Energy
Video interview with Ian Jackson discussing the importance of China’s nuclear energy relationship with the UK. Broadcast at the UKTI Civil Nuclear Energy Showcase (London, January 2016) and at the China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition (Beijing, April 2016). China is likely to have the largest number of operating civil nuclear power plants in the world by 2030, and will be a major exporter of advanced nuclear energy technology worldwide.
Powering the Northern Powerhouse
British Chancellor George Osborne has a bold vision to create a Northern Powerhouse that would bring economic prosperity and better balance the UK economy. Proposals call for major investment in transport, science and innovation, plus the devolution of civic powers. This event asked the question: what if energy policy was also devolved – how would we develop a strategy that could power the Northern Powerhouse? Ian Jackson discussed the potential role of nuclear technology within the Northern Powerhouse including the development of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and growing nuclear trade links with China.
University of Manchester Policy Week, November 2015