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“If it does not support nuclear, the EU can say goodbye to its energy sovereignty”


TRIBUNE - The European Commission's decision to exclude conventional nuclear reactors from the EU's "green" objectives will undermine Europe's sovereignty as well as its decarbonisation objectives, say Louis Gallois and Bernard Accoyer .

Louis Gallois is the co-president of the Fabrique de l'industrie.

Bernard Accoyer is the president of the Nuclear Heritage and Climate Association (PNC-France).

The College of Commissioners of the European Commission has decided, by simple majority, to exclude large conventional nuclear reactors (EPR type) from the list of technologies covered by the draft “net zero emission” regulation.

This maneuver was carried out under pressure from two European Commissioners: Vice-President Frans Timmermans, in charge of the “Green Pact” (or “Green Deal”) and Vice-President for Competition Margrethe Vestager.

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Response to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a massive program (more than 360 billion dollars) of subsidies to American “green” industry, the “net zero emissions” regulation or Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) provides in in particular the definition of a regulatory framework allowing European low-carbon energy producers to have easier and faster access to financing...

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Source: lefigaro

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