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EU green strategies pay 'insufficient attention' to nuclear, says Foratom

EU green strategies pay 'insufficient attention' to nuclear, says Foratom

Foratom says it "remains concerned" that the European Commission is paying "insufficient attention" to low-carbon, non-fossil fuel sources of hydrogen, such as nuclear. The EU nuclear trade association was responding to two strategies the Commission released on 8 July for energy sector integration and hydrogen. Foratom said it welcomed the addition of a 'low-carbon hydrogen' category but said its usage should not be limited to the short and medium term.

Energy & Environment 09 July 2020


JRC to assess nuclear's inclusion in EU Taxonomy

JRC to assess nuclear's inclusion in EU Taxonomy

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has welcomed the European Commission's decision to appoint its Joint Research Centre as the group of experts that will assess nuclear under the sustainable finance taxonomy. However, the JRC will not submit its findings until next year, after the relevant acts have already been finalised.

Nuclear Policies 06 July 2020


Europe needs all energy sources for recovery, says Birol

Europe needs all energy sources for recovery, says Birol

The European Union cannot afford to reduce its energy diversity and will need stronger policies than those currently in place to help it meet its 2030 targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewables and energy efficiency as well as its long-term climate goals, according to a new review of EU energy policy from the International Energy Agency.

Energy & Environment 26 June 2020


Help coal-dependent countries switch to nuclear, ministers tell EU

Help coal-dependent countries switch to nuclear, ministers tell EU

If the European Commission is serious about its efforts to support the post-virus economic recovery and to achieving a clean energy transition, then it will correct the omission of nuclear energy in its Green Deal package and in the EU Taxonomy, Czech and Polish ministers have written in letters to Frans Timmermans and Kadri Simons, respectively the first vice president of the European Commission and the European commissioner for energy.

Energy & Environment 24 June 2020


Polish climate minister lists benefits of adopting nuclear

Polish climate minister lists benefits of adopting nuclear

Nuclear power will give Poland energy security, keep its rapid industrialisation cost-competitive and help it to achieve climate neutrality, Minister of Climate MichaƂ Kurtyka said during a Nuclear Energy Agency WebChat this week. In conversation with NEA Director General William Magwood, Kurtyka said Poland had long-coveted nuclear power and was looking forward to the many benefits it offers as the country plans a clean energy future.

Nuclear Policies 17 June 2020


Foratom calls for harmonisation of EU supply chain

Foratom calls for harmonisation of EU supply chain

The European Commission should acknowledge the importance of harmonising the European nuclear supply chain and support EU Member States in reviewing their regulatory framework to enable the use of modern high-quality components manufactured for other industries, according to Foratom. The European nuclear trade body said a strong and harmonised European nuclear supply chain can also help the EU revive its economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nuclear Policies 10 June 2020


Industry urges EC to recognise nuclear’s role in economic recovery

Industry urges EC to recognise nuclear’s role in economic recovery

The European nuclear industry has written an open letter to the European Commission, saying it is ready to play an important part in supporting a low-carbon economic revival. The letter, addressed to EC President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli and European Council President Charles Michel, was signed by 25 companies and 14 associations, including European nuclear trade body Foratom.

Nuclear Policies 03 June 2020


First RPV removed in Bohunice V1 decommissioning

First RPV removed in Bohunice V1 decommissioning

The programme to decommission the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in the Slovak Republic has achieved a major milestone, with the successful removal of the first reactor pressure vessel that will now permit remote dismantling of the facility, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced today.

Waste & Recycling 03 June 2020


Euratom Supply Agency marks diamond anniversary

Euratom Supply Agency marks diamond anniversary

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the continued operations of the Euratom Supply Agency. When the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) was established in 1958, its founding Treaty of Rome recognised the necessity to ensure a regular and equitable supply of nuclear materials to all consumers in the Community.

Uranium & Fuel 01 June 2020


European recovery plan omits nuclear

European recovery plan omits nuclear

Foratom said today it "regrets" that the European Commission has ignored the need for nuclear power as a clean, dispatchable and European source of energy in its green recovery plan published today. These three elements are essential, it says, if the EU really wants to decarbonise its economy, create jobs and ensure that citizens, hospitals and businesses have access to the energy they need when they need it.

Covid-19 27 May 2020