Fusion Energy APPG

First Registered: 08/05/2019 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To inform the present status of research. The APPG will look at how to maximise UK industry income and export potential; how fusion can benefit from government investment; how fusion fits into the new research landscape under UKRI; and how to to fully exploit the synergies between fusion research and advanced nuclear fission technologies.

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Recent Documents related to Fusion Energy

1. Towards fusion energy: the UK government's fusion strategy (PDF)
01/10/2021 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Towards Fusion Energy The UK Government™s Fusion Strategy © Crown copyright 2021 Cover Image:

2. Fusion Strategy
14/10/2021 - UK Atomic Energy Authority
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Found: Towards Fusion Energy The UK Government™s Fusion Strategy © Crown copyright 2021 Cover Image:

3. Towards fusion energy: the UK fusion strategy
01/10/2021 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Towards fusion energy: the UK fusion strategy The UK government’s fusion strategy to lead

4. Government response to the Regulatory Horizons Council's report on fusion energy
01/06/2021 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Research & Innovation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 1 Victoria Street London

5. Regulatory Horizons Council: report on fusion energy regulation
01/06/2021 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Regulatory Horizons Council Report on Fusion Energy 31st May 2021 Regulatory

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Fusion Energy

1. Departmental Contingent Liability Notification (UKAEA Fusion Liabilities)
22/02/2021 - Written Statements

1: contingent liability for the fusion activities of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, hereon referred to - Speech Link

2. Climate Change
06/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: cleaner energy mix based on gas and renewables instead of coal and the falling demand for energy across - Speech Link

3. National Grid: Capacity
11/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: large-scale nuclear projects. As we said in the energy White Paper, we are absolutely committed to producing - Speech Link
2: many large nuclear power stations does the current energy policy plan for the UK? Bearing in mind the risks - Speech Link
3: modular reactors, advanced modular reactors and fusion may come on stream? Is there a sufficient commercial - Speech Link

4. Electricity Supply
03/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: C is now a matter of urgency. The Government’s energy White Paper and national infrastructure strategy - Speech Link
2: friend that we need a blend of energy. I welcome the progress on renewable energy since 2010. I hope that perhaps - Speech Link
3: noble friend will be reassured to know that the fusion projects are proceeding at a fast pace, and a competition - Speech Link

5. Nuclear Research and Technology (Science and Technology Committee Report)
17/10/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: should set out a long-term strategy for nuclear energy and establish an independent nuclear research and - Speech Link
2: transport and the continuing decarbonisation of our energy resources.The growing volume of wind-generated - Speech Link
3: was their technical relevance well beyond nuclear fusion. For other clients, I drafted patents for robotics - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Fusion Energy
1. Fusion for Energy
asked by: Stephen Kinnock
22/11/2017
... whether the Government plans to seek formal participation with Fusion for Energy after the UK leaves the EU.

2. Fusion Reactors
asked by: Layla Moran
07/10/2019
... what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government's proposal to develop and build a commercially viable fusion power plant by 2040.

3. Fusion Reactors
asked by: Layla Moran
03/10/2019
... what assessment her Department has made of the effect of leaving Euratom on the (a) cost to the public purse of developing and (b) ability of the UK to develop commercially viable fusion power plants.

4. Nuclear Fusion
asked by: Lord Goodlad
16/04/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the realisation of the potential benefits of fusion energy for the UK economy.

5. Nuclear Fusion: Research
asked by: Charlotte Nichols
20/07/2020
... what support his Department is providing to research on the use of dense plasma focus technology for nuclear fusion; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

John Howell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6676.

Email: howelljm@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Chris Warrick, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB. Tel: 01235 464 646

Email: chris.warrick@ukaea.uk

Secretariat:

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority

Benefits in Kind
Date
13 Jan 2021
Source
UK Atomic Energy Authority
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/01/2021 To : 13/01/2022
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Fusion Energy APPG

Former APPG Officers
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Officer
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Officer
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 27th January 2021
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Officer
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Anneliese Dodds Portrait
Anneliese Dodds
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Oxford East
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
David T C Davies Portrait
David T C Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Monmouth
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Kerr Portrait
Stephen Kerr
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Lamont Portrait
John Lamont
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019