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Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

The vote favouring nuclear in the EU taxonomy was bigger than expected - Nucleareurope’s Jessica Johnson explains why. Jonathan Cobb crunches the numbers on the nuclear industry and the IAEA’s Lisa Lande discusses leadership and why it is so important in the nuclear sector.

Perspectives 01 August 2022


Ukraine offers to support EU as continent braces for gas crisis

Ukraine offers to support EU as continent braces for gas crisis

Nuclear power imported from Ukraine could avoid consumption of 5-6 billion cubic metres of gas in the EU this winter - more than one-tenth of the total reduction that EU countries agreed when an extraordinary session of EU energy ministers on the energy crisis was joined by their Ukrainian counterpart, Herman Halushchenko.

Regulation & Safety 27 July 2022


European Parliament backs nuclear and gas in EU taxonomy

European Parliament backs nuclear and gas in EU taxonomy

The proposed inclusion of certain nuclear and gas activities within the European Union's list of officially approved "green" investments is set to become law after an attempt to block it fails in the European Parliament.

Nuclear Policies 06 July 2022


EC examines Czech state aid for new Dukovany plant

EC examines Czech state aid for new Dukovany plant

The European Commission has launched an investigation into whether the planned public support for a new nuclear power plant at the existing Dukovany site in the Czech Republic complies with EU rules on state aid.

New Nuclear 01 July 2022


PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

Tractebel will lead the PULSAR consortium conducting research on dynamic radioisotope power systems fuelled by plutonium-238 for space applications - to provide spacecraft and astronauts with electricity and heat when the sun does not supply enough power.

New Nuclear 21 June 2022


MEPs on two committees vote against EU taxonomy delegated act

MEPs on two committees vote against EU taxonomy delegated act

The European Parliament's environment and economy committees have voted against the inclusion of gas and nuclear in the EU's list of environmentally sustainable investments. The vote, which was indicative of mood rather than having a direct impact, comes three weeks before all MEPs hold their vote to accept, or oppose, the European Commission's plan.

Nuclear Policies 14 June 2022


'Beautiful nuclear' must be included in energy transition, says LucidCatalyst

'Beautiful nuclear' must be included in energy transition, says LucidCatalyst

The priority for preventing irreversible climate change is decarbonisation, not the creation of energy systems which are 100% dependent on renewables, according to a new report from LucidCatalyst. It says expanding the use of nuclear energy could enable faster progress towards a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Energy & Environment 13 June 2022


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