Nuclear power accounted for 19 per cent. of electricity supplied in the first quarter of 2006. This equates to 20.5 TWh (electricity).
Full details of UK energy statistics are available on the DTI Energy website at www.dti.gov.uk/energy/statistics/index.html.
The Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has not done any work on the pre-licensing of new nuclear power plants.
In its Expert Report for the Energy Review published on 28 June 2006, HSE describes its proposed approach to dealing with any future requests for pre-licensing assessments of new designs of nuclear power station. HSE’s proposal was devised using existing HSE resources and no additional funding has been provided from any source.