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EU Green Deal ignores its own biggest clean energy source

EU Green Deal ignores its own biggest clean energy source

The European Commission yesterday unveiled its plan for at least EUR1 trillion (USD1.1 trillion) in sustainable investments over the next decade. The European Green Deal Investment Plan is the investment pillar of the Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050.

Energy & Environment 15 January 2020


European leaders trigger dispute mechanism of Iran nuclear deal

European leaders trigger dispute mechanism of Iran nuclear deal

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK have triggered a dispute resolution mechanism over the nuclear deal with Iran - the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - following the Middle Eastern country's further step away from its commitments. Josep Borrell, EU foreign affairs chief and coordinator of the JCPOA joint commission, said he had received today a letter from the three ministers for resolution through the mechanism, as set out in paragraph 36 of the agreement.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2020


New EU rules agreed on 'green' investments

New EU rules agreed on 'green' investments

A compromise agreement on criteria to be used to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable has been reached by the European Parliament, European Commission and the European Council. The so-called 'taxonomy regulation' does not explicitly exclude nuclear energy.

Energy & Environment 18 December 2019


Nuclear forms part of climate change solution, says European Parliament

Nuclear forms part of climate change solution, says European Parliament

The European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution on COP25 - the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - to begin in Madrid next week. The resolution states that all technologies - including nuclear - are needed to combat climate change, for which it has declared an emergency.

Energy & Environment 29 November 2019


Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future

Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future

Nuclear has a place in Europe's energy mix, but rising costs - even if only perceived - need to be addressed to ensure future growth, speakers agreed at the New Nuclear Watch Institute's first annual forum, held in London yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 07 November 2019


SMRs expand energy choice, says Perry

SMRs expand energy choice, says Perry

Nuclear power can help nations attain energy security, diversity and decarbonisation, and the USA is "ready and willing" to offer its technology to achieve this, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told a US-EU High-Level Industrial Forum this week.

Energy & Environment 24 October 2019


Viewpoint: Why sustainable finance needs to be defined by evidence not ideology

Viewpoint: Why sustainable finance needs to be defined by evidence not ideology

The speed and scale needed to stop climate change requires laser-like focus on evidence-based, and sometimes tough, decision-making. Recently we witnessed a welcome example of such evidence-based decision-making in Europe's energy and climate change policies, write Kirsty Gogan, Rauli Partanen and Eric Ingersoll.

Perspectives 07 October 2019


Foratom urges fact-based approach to sustainable finance

Foratom urges fact-based approach to sustainable finance

Foratom has welcomed the European Council's decision to remain technology neutral in its strategy on financing sustainable growth and the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy, but it urges the European Commission to establish a group with expertise in nuclear life-cycle technologies to advise on its EU-wide classification system, or 'taxonomy', the implementation of which has been postponed by two years.

Energy & Environment 26 September 2019


Eurelectric calls for energy transition enablers

Eurelectric calls for energy transition enablers

The power sector supports the European Commission's goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the EU economy by 2050, the association of European electricity generators, Eurelectric, said. However, it has called for six "critical enablers" to be put in place to achieve this.

Energy & Environment 23 September 2019


Foratom calls for sustainable finance to include nuclear

Foratom calls for sustainable finance to include nuclear

The European Commission must acknowledge the "critical role" that nuclear energy has to play under its sustainable finance initiative, European nuclear trade body Foratom said yesterday. The Commission, it said, should reconsider its decision to exclude nuclear from economic activities covered by the initiative.

Nuclear Policies 13 September 2019