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Foratom highlights nuclear's role in EU hydrogen economy

Foratom highlights nuclear's role in EU hydrogen economy

Nuclear provides a perfect solution for the generation of large quantities of low-carbon and affordable hydrogen, the European nuclear trade body Foratom said today in a position paper. This, it said, will be key as Europe aims to transform all parts of its economy, including transport and industry. The position paper makes a number of policy recommendations aimed at recognising the contribution nuclear energy can make in decarbonising such areas.

Energy & Environment 04 May 2021


Viewpoint: Is science (and not politics) finally driving the EU Taxonomy?

Viewpoint: Is science (and not politics) finally driving the EU Taxonomy?

The recent assessment by the EU's scientific body, the Joint Research Centre, that nuclear energy does no more harm to human health or the environment than any other power-producing technology considered to be sustainable may be a sign of the green stamp of approval needed for the inclusion of nuclear in the EU Taxonomy on sustainable finance, write Elina Teplinsky, Vincent Zabielski and Victoria Judd, partner, special counsel and counsel, at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Perspectives 06 May 2021


Nuclear to be included in Delegated Act of EU taxonomy

Nuclear to be included in Delegated Act of EU taxonomy

The European Commission today announced its decision to include nuclear energy in a complementary Delegated Act of the EU Taxonomy Regulation. The decision follows the recent publication of the Joint Research Centre's report confirming nuclear is as sustainable as other taxonomy-compliant energy technologies.

Energy & Environment 21 April 2021


NGOs call for nuclear's inclusion in EU taxonomy

NGOs call for nuclear's inclusion in EU taxonomy

A group of 46 non-governmental organisations from 18 countries has written to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, calling for the inclusion of nuclear energy in the EU taxonomy for sustainable investments. The exclusion of nuclear, they say, would promote a strategy that is "clearly inadequate" to decarbonise the region's economy.

Nuclear Policies 07 April 2021


EU Taxonomy can move forward with nuclear, JRC finds

EU Taxonomy can move forward with nuclear, JRC finds

The nuclear industry has today called on the European Commission to expedite the inclusion of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Finance, following a comprehensive assessment that nuclear energy does no more harm to human health or the environment than any other power-producing technology considered to be sustainable.

Energy & Environment 29 March 2021


UNECE workshop hears nuclear has key role in hydrogen production

UNECE workshop hears nuclear has key role in hydrogen production

Nuclear energy can be used to produce low-carbon hydrogen via several efficient processes, King Lee of the World Nuclear Association told a workshop yesterday organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Speaking as vice-chair of the UNECE Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems, Lee said nuclear energy will play an important role as part of a low-carbon energy mix for the transition to net zero.

Energy & Environment 25 March 2021


Message: 7 EU leaders urge support for nuclear

Message: 7 EU leaders urge support for nuclear

The leaders of seven European Union Member States have written to the European Commission on the role of nuclear power in EU climate and energy policy. The full text of the 19 March letter - which was addressed to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, executive vice-president, Mairead McGuinness, commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, and Kadri Simson, commissioner for Energy - is as follows.

Perspectives 25 March 2021


Nuclear can bring balance to climate debate, says EC official

Nuclear can bring balance to climate debate, says EC official

The workshop the International Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency held jointly last week was very timely because the European Union is at an important juncture, and must consider the role of a variety of energy sources in its electricity mix if it is to achieve its decarbonisation goals, said Massimo Garribba, deputy director general of DG-Energy at the European Commission, adding that those sources include nuclear energy.

Energy & Environment 08 March 2021


Ensreg approves Ostrovets peer review report

Ensreg approves Ostrovets peer review report

The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group has approved the preliminary report on a peer review of the new Belarusian nuclear power plant in Ostrovets. Adopted by consensus on 3 March, the report follows a mission by Ensreg technical experts to the plant site on 9 and 10 February.

Regulation & Safety 05 March 2021


Iran says 'time not ripe' for talks on nuclear deal

Iran says 'time not ripe' for talks on nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, says "the time is not ripe" for an unofficial meeting proposed by Josep Borrell, EU foreign affairs chief and coordinator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. His statement follows Iran's commencement last week of restrictions on some site inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 01 March 2021