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EU taxonomy: Trade unions urge MEPs not to oppose plan

EU taxonomy: Trade unions urge MEPs not to oppose plan

The 20 unions representing Belgian, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovakian and Slovenian energy workers say the inclusion of nuclear and gas in the EU taxonomy is vital for tackling climate change and increasing energy independence.

Nuclear Policies 25 May 2022


Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

The European Commission has formally adopted the REPowerEU plan which aims to rapidly reduce EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The plan recognises that nuclear will have a role to play in ensuring security of EU energy supplies, and highlights the importance of coordinated action to reduce dependence on Russian nuclear materials and fuel cycle services.

Nuclear Policies 20 May 2022


Calm approach the right strategy for energy security, says panel

Calm approach the right strategy for energy security, says panel

Policymakers and businesses alike need to take a calm, rational and pragmatic approach to ensure security of energy supply, according to panellists at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022.

Nuclear Policies 28 April 2022


Ukraine, climate, SMRs: EU and IAEA nuclear talks

Ukraine, climate, SMRs: EU and IAEA nuclear talks

The eighth European Union-International Atomic Energy Agency Senior Officials Meeting discussed opportunities to deepen cooperation in a range of areas, including collaboration on the development and deployment of small modular reactors.

Nuclear Policies 16 March 2022


Reconsider nuclear shutdowns to cut gas imports, IEA tells EU

Reconsider nuclear shutdowns to cut gas imports, IEA tells EU

The International Energy Agency has set out a ten-point plan that could enable the European Union to reduce its imports of natural gas from Russia by more than one-third within a year, including maximising generation from existing low-emissions sources such as nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 03 March 2022


A guide to the EU's 'green' taxonomy - and nuclear's place in it

A guide to the EU's 'green' taxonomy - and nuclear's place in it

The European Union wants to encourage investment in "sustainable" activities to help it get to net-zero by 2050.

Energy & Environment 10 February 2022


Viewpoint: Taxonomy and the need to reform the EU's electricity system

Viewpoint: Taxonomy and the need to reform the EU's electricity system

The debate over sustainable investment rules has highlighted the differences within the European Union on the ideal and/or possible energy mix in a carbon-constrained world where the EU wants to be a role model. It is time to reform the electricity system in Europe, writes Marc Deffrennes, from the weCare alliance of NGOs which favour using renewables and nuclear to limit carbon emissions.

Perspectives 11 February 2022


European Commission presents text of nuclear and gas CDA

European Commission presents text of nuclear and gas CDA

The European Commission has presented the final version of the Complementary Delegated Act of the EU Taxonomy Regulation covering certain gas and nuclear activities. The final version contains only minor changes from the draft leaked at the end of December, with nuclear remaining a transitional energy technology.

Energy & Environment 02 February 2022


Viewpoint: Europe's clean energy dreams should include nuclear

Viewpoint: Europe's clean energy dreams should include nuclear

World Nuclear Association commends the recent publication of the Complementary Delegated Act that recognises the fundamental sustainability of nuclear energy and elevates it into the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy. Now the Commission must demonstrate its commitment to a truly technology neutral framework and make sure that criteria are consistent and scientifically justified, says World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León.

Perspectives 27 January 2022


Foratom proposes changes to Taxonomy CDA

Foratom proposes changes to Taxonomy CDA

European nuclear trade body Foratom has welcomed the decision of the European Commission to include nuclear within the sustainable finance taxonomy under certain conditions. However, it has provided the Commission with some suggestions for improvement, based on analysis of the leaked draft Complementary Delegated Act.

Energy & Environment 12 January 2022