Who We Are
The Joan Pye Project has been established to help balance the debate concerning the future of energy in the United Kingdom and to put the case for nuclear generated electricity.
Founded by Joan Pye, MA (Oxon), FINucE(Hon), the Project is an independent network of some 10 distant supporters: physicists, chemists and chartered engineers who have spent the major part of their careers in research and in applied areas of the nuclear power industry, and 150 other keen supporters and known supporters of nuclear power including those in the industry, numbering over 150,000.
Joan is passionate about the contribution nuclear generated electricity can make towards a clean and reliable energy future for the UK, so the Project aims to educate and inform, allay genuinely held fears, and promote better public acceptance of the current need for energy produced by nuclear power.
Joan Pye’s experience as PA to the Head of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell where she worked for many years, convinced her that nuclear power is indeed the “Energy for the Next Generation”. Now in her 90’s she is still the driving force behind the project.
In 2009, Joan wrote her memoirs, entitled ‘Atoms for Peace’. The book can be bought via the memoir club, or by e-mail.
AREA OF EXPERTISE
The Project has a growing band of supporters, links directly with the Nuclear Institute, and a core team of some of the finest and most experienced brains in the UK today who can give expert commentary in the following fields:
* Development of fast reactors and cooling systems
* Uranium supply and distribution
* Vitrification – fixing nuclear waste in glass cylinders
* Safe disposal of highly radioactive waste
* Long term storage of intermediate nuclear waste
* Design of fuel elements for new nuclear power stations which consume their own waste
What We Do
The Project generates its own funding and is totally independent of Government departments or other political or commercial organizations. Through media campaigns, papers written by its members, responses to Government Consultations and this website, it strives to demonstrate the enormous contribution which nuclear energy can make to sustainable and efficient “carbon free” energy production and so make a major contribution to combat global warming.
The project hopes to provide assistance and funding to students pursuing careers in the nuclear power industry and is currently working with leading people in Education to produce information which can be used in schools nationwide to educate our children and students on the science behind nuclear energy generation.