Foratom welcomes taxonomy agreement and urges level playing field for nuclear

19Dec2019

Foratom welcomes taxonomy agreement and urges level playing field for nuclear

“Europe’s nuclear energy industry has welcomed an agreement between the European council, parliament and commission on new criteria to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable and the fact that it does not blacklist nuclear energy.

“To ensure a level-playing field, Foratom believes that the same criteria should be applied equally to all power producing technologies,” a statement said.

The European parliament confirmed on Tuesday that negotiators had reached an agreement on the legislation. The so-called “taxonomy” stipulates that a number of environmental objectives should be considered when evaluating how sustainable an economic activity is.

The agreement, which will now have to be approved by two committees and a plenary vote, does not blacklist nuclear energy, but says it can potentially be labelled as an enabling or transitional activity under the “do no significant harm” principle.” More information on NucNet website…

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