Nuclear energy has been recognised as ' the most powerful, efficient and jobs-rich form of low-carbon energy ' by the All Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy.

This recognition has been welcomed by Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster. 
BECBC CEO Dianne Richardson said: "The roadmap to net-zero could not only bring important opportunities for Cumbria but could also put this county at the centre of helping our nation achieve the 2050 net-zero target and create energy and job security.

"Being involved in its development was important to us in representing our members, many of whom are involved in the nuclear supply chain, BECBC is excited by the prospect for Cumbria to be central to this net zero future."

BECBC Director John Grainger said: "The Government needs to make decisions in this Parliament to restore nuclear capacity to at least 10 GW by the early 2030s, there is no time to prevaricate because most of our nuclear fleet will be gone by 2024, and we need nuclear to build a net zero economy with prosperity shared across all parts and all communities of the UK, and where Cumbria has a long and successful history.”

Nuclear energy has been criticised as not a green source of energy by Greenpeace who says that renewable forms of energy should be sought instead.

They also criticise the high installation costs, and the time spent to install them is more than wind and solar.

Copeland MP Trudy Harrison said: “Bringing industry, academia and organisations supporting nuclear energy together to collaborate and help government understand the part they must now play is critical, that is what we have tried to achieve here and it’s what I think is most needed right now”.