Fusion Energy APPG

First Registered: 08/05/2019 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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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. UK to take a big ‘STEP’ to fusion electricity
03/10/2019 - UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
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Found: UK to take a big ‘STEP’ to fusion electricity - GOV.UK

2. Prime Minister hails ‘world-leading’ fusion research at Culham
09/08/2019 - UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
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Found: Prime Minister hails ‘world-leading’ fusion research at Culham - GOV.UK

3. Future of JET secured with new European contract
29/03/2019 - UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
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Found: The future of the world’s largest operational fusion research facility has been secured with a new contract

4. Future of JET secured with new European contract
29/03/2019 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: The future of the world’s largest operational fusion research facility has been secured with a new contract

5. New fusion test facility to open in Yorkshire
16/09/2019 - UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
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Found: New fusion test facility to open in Yorkshire - GOV.UK

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. 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
4: the UKAEA and EDF Energy, and more recently on fusion, first with the Culham fusion laboratory and then - Speech Link

4. Euratom
20/07/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: safeguarding authority under the International Atomic Energy Authority, which is the global authority that ensures - Speech Link
2: vital to help us reach our targets on carbon-free energy supplies, both in this country and around the world - Speech Link
3: aspects of atomic energy. I am chairman of the advisory committee of Tokamak Energy, which is a private - Speech Link

5. 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: and that may well slip anyway. As set out in the energy White Paper, our aims are operational SMRs by the - Speech Link
5: I declare my interests as in the register. The energy White Paper commits to opening the generic design - Speech Link

6. Nuclear Safeguards Bill
07/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: a committed member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which provides international oversight - Speech Link
2: raised recently in the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee inquiry into energy security. The ONR cannot - Speech Link
3: him about the Bill.Clause 1 will amend the Energy Act 2013 to replace the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s - Speech Link
4: safeguarding functions.The International Atomic Energy Agency—IAEA—was set up also in 1957 to be the world’s - Speech Link
5: and services, and providing funding for nuclear fusion research.How did it come to this? Not even - Speech Link

7. 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
4: He is right that we should take all costs of the energy system into account when making choices about our - Speech Link

8. Brexit: Energy Security (European Union Committee Report)
06/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: is it is that a robust, reliable and affordable energy system and network in a country are absolutely - Speech Link

9. Nuclear Safeguards Bill
20/03/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community Treaty, request to suspend the United - Speech Link
2: suspend the UK’s withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community treaty until the agreements are in place - Speech Link

10. Euratom Membership
12/07/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: of the all-party parliamentary group on nuclear energy. I want to make it clear from the outset that this - Speech Link
2: Gentleman knows, I represent the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham establishment. He mentions associate - Speech Link
3: about, but we are also about producing low-carbon energy and high-quality jobs.Very few industries - Speech Link
4: him to mention our position as a world leader in fusion power generation? That is the Elysian fields of - Speech Link
5: evidence that I heard as a member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, and I pay tribute - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Fusion Energy
1. 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.

2. Nuclear Power
asked by: Lord Hunt of Chesterton
08/10/2019
... sector.

3. Nuclear Fusion: Finance
asked by: Lord Stoddart of Swindon
12/07/2018
... what is the total amount of financial support given since 1988 to supporting nuclear fusion; what tangible benefits have been achieved so far; and whether they have evidence that nuclear fusion will produce significant amounts of electrical energy at commercially viable cost in the foreseeable future.

4. 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.

5. Nuclear Fusion: Research
asked by: Tom Brake
12/01/2018
... what funding his Department has allocated to nuclear fusion research to 29 March 2019.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
John Howell Portrait
John Howell
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Henley
Joined: 8th May 2019
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Officer
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 8th May 2019
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Officer
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Officer
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 24th February 2020
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

No benefits in kind are on record for the Fusion Energy APPG

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

Former APPG Officers
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
Paul Beresford Portrait
Paul Beresford
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mole Valley
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019