Thursday, March 25, 2021

Poland and six other countries defend nuclear energy

 The leaders of the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia sent a joint letter to the European Commission on nuclear energy’s role in the EU’s climate and energy policy.

The joint letter is “an urgent call to ensure a true level playing field for nuclear energy in the EU without excluding it from climate and energy policy bearing in mind that half of the EU countries already use nuclear energy, which accounts for nearly half of low-carbon energy production in the EU.” 

Leaders call on the European Commission to “ensure that the EU’s energy and climate policy takes into account all paths to climate neutrality in line with the principle of technological neutrality. In this context, all available and future zero- and low-carbon technologies need to be treated equally under all policies, including the taxonomy of sustainable investment, aiming to achieve climate neutrality by 2050”.