AS AN INDEPENDENT BODY TO SECURE progress towards ensuring that the UK is firmly committed to having a programme of new nuclear power plants to deliver affordable, reliable and low-carbon electricity to homes and businesses.
SONE members believe that:
Nuclear energy is a safe, reliable, economic and environmentally acceptable way of providing our electricity.
Nuclear energy is essential to the world’s continued development if serious climatic changes are to be avoided.
These beliefs are underpinned by three convictions:
Nuclear energy must not only be safe but also seen to be safe and permitted to manage its waste properly.
Nuclear energy must be able to compete on equal terms with other sources of energy while maintaining the highest levels of safety.
Nuclear energy must be subject of an open and honest dialogue with the public.