| Our Work
We are contributing to the conversation around Ireland's clean energy transition by filling the information-vacuum relating to nuclear power for Ireland. We are communicating recent and relevant information on the topic of Ireland's energy system and the future role nuclear energy may play.
Our Preliminary Study into Nuclear Energy Development in Ireland outlines how nuclear power production in Ireland could support the transition to a low carbon future, producing reliable and affordable clean electricity from the late 2030s. This is on a similar timescale to other clean energy technologies being considered by Government, although nuclear is a more certain than some.
There is currently no credible plan in Ireland to get to net zero emissions by 2050. To make a plan we have to consider all of our options, including nuclear power.
The countries with plans to reach net zero will rely on either a combination of renewables and hydropower or renewables and nuclear power. We need to consider these options.
According to the International Energy Agency, the IPCC and the UN Economic Commission for Europe, decarbonizing electricity without nuclear power would be more expensive and difficult than by including nuclear power in the electricity mix.
Our research has found that including 18% nuclear could eliminate fossil fuels from Ireland's electricity mix, enabling us to meet our climate objectives more quickly and affordably than systems excluding nuclear.
| Our Aim
Get a government-funded and technology-neutral model of the pathways to reach net zero emissions in the Irish power sector by 2050.
Get government-funded assessments of all electricity technology options, including nuclear power, to understand the viability of all identified pathways in achieving Ireland's carbon targets.
Remove the barriers to scientific studies and assessments, such as the legislation that currently prohibits nuclear power development in Ireland.