MPs take evidence on building new nuclear, the challenges ahead

11 September 2012

The Energy and Climate Change Committee holds the second public evidence session on 'Building new nuclear- the challenges ahead' at 10.15am on Tuesday 11 September, in Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster.


Panel 1, at 10.15:

  • Alyn Jones, Lead Officer, New Nuclear Local Authorities Group (NNLAG)
  • Bob Brown, Corporate Director – Corporate Services, Sedgemoor District Council
  • Nick Pidgeon, Professor of Environmental Psychology, Cardiff University

Panel 2, at 11.15 (approx):

  • John Earp, Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
    Alasdair Reisner, Director of External Affairs, Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy and Environment, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Steve Geary, Skills Strategy Director, CITB Construction Skills

Main issues likely to be addressed

  • Public attitudes towards new nuclear power stations
  • Developing the supply chain for new nuclear power stations
  • How to ensure that the workforce has the necessary skills
  • The lessons that can be learnt from nuclear new build in other countries

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