Posts in the category "Nuclear in the EU"

“That is why we [operator of the Isar nuclear power plant] have proposed to the [German] federal government to operate the Isar 2 unit for longer, beyond the December 31, 2022, if the government wishes. » “We don’t need new fuel assemblies. We don’t need any renovations, let alone a new permit. » “The plant’s…

Publié le 18/07/2022

An article in the local press announcing our demonstration in Strasbourg in favour of the inclusion of nuclear power in the EU’s green taxonomy. An extract from the words of our spokesman Louis Thomas: “Louis Thomas, spokesman for the association “Voices of Nuclear”, expresses his regret to see the two energies, gas and nuclear, combined…

Historic moment in the evolution of the global environmental movement: at its national congress, the Finnish Green Party voted to adopt a resolutely pro-nuclear position in its programmatic platform. The party manifesto now affirms that nuclear is a “sustainable energy”, and calls for the reform of current energy legislation to streamline the approval process for…

Nuclear energy, a bulwark against soaring energy prices, and an instrument of energy sovereignty. New episode. Japanese steelmaker calls for a faster restart of the country’s nuclear reactors. Tokyo Steel says nuclear energy is key to reviving the competitiveness of Japan’s manufacturing industry. Currently, soaring energy prices are undermining the profitability of Japanese companies. A…

Germany is weighing whether to extend the life-span of its remaining nuclear power plants as a way to secure the country’s energy supply in the face of uncertainty over Russian gas supplies, the country’s economy minister Robert Habeck said. Two days earlier, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on German television: “We buy 50% of our coal…

On December 31, Germany definitively shut down three fully operational nuclear reactors, representing 4 GW of low-carbon, cheap and controllable electricity production capacity, in the midst of a climate and energy crisis. If its leaders considered that the electricity grid of the country and its neighbors could afford the closure of three additional controllable plants,…

Poland has chosen the site which will host its first nuclear power plant. The villages of Lubiatowo and Kopalino in the Pomeranian Voivodeship in northern Poland are prime locations, investor Polska Elektrownie Jądrowe announced. According to the PEP2040 strategy, the commissioning of the first reactor with a capacity of 1 to 1.6 GW is scheduled…

Authorization given for OL3 start 🇫🇮!All lights are green 🟢 for the imminent start-up of the first EPR nuclear reactor in Europe 💡 “The authorization for criticality and low power tests issued by the [Finnish] nuclear safety authority (STUK) to Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) now allows the company to start a nuclear reaction for the…

As the drama of the Taxonomy of sustainable investments continues to unfold, with the second delegated act – due to be published in mid-December –  stating the fate of nuclear and gas in the future energy mix of the Union, let us recall here how European Member States have historically used energy to shape their…