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Scientifically, the cause is heard. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has demonstrated this in depth: nuclear power has no more impact on the environment or human health than other low-carbon energy sources already included in the Taxonomy of sustainable investments of the European Union in terms of moderation of global warming. It is even…

The Voices of Nuclear, Generation Atomic and several other citizen associations in favor of nuclear energy have collaborated to write an open letter to the European Parliament. This letter asks parliamentarians to accept the conclusions of the scientific study on the health and environmental impact of nuclear power produced by the Joint Research Centre of…

Climate

If only we had a dense and abundant low-carbon energy source, which was proven decades ago to effectively substitute for coal and fossil gas where it is deployed on the scale needed… “Global CO2 emissions are expected to reach unprecedented levels by 2023 and continue to grow thereafter, warns the International Energy Agency” It might…

Technology

“We don’t know how to dismantle nuclear power plants”We still hear this statement regularly, in comments and media statements, without being denied. And yet … It’s false. Yes, we know how to do it in France: the dismantling of Chooz A, a pressurized water reactor (PWR) type like the rest of the French fleet in…

Nuclear in the EU

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…

Public consultations

The Voices of Nuclear, a citizen association, supports the Cigeo project for the geological disposal of the most dangerous radioactive waste, the result of 30 years of studies that have resulted in a safe project that will allow the nuclear industry to continue to make a major contribution to the energy supply of France and…

All concerned by global warming, all concerned by the quality of the air, the necessary move away from imported fossil gas, the security of the electricity supply; all concerned by the public consultation on the authorization to operate the Flamanville EPR. In a context of increasing need to electrify transport and heating, this new major…

Energy transition

A jump on the edge of abyss? According to the agreement of the Belgian government in place, the firm decision to phase out nuclear power must be taken on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. It should be remembered that this nuclear exit will essentially consist of replacing a low-carbon electricity production that can be controlled by…

We must now look at the market prices of gas 🔥 in Europe on a logarithmic scale to see something 📈👀… Nuclear power is resilient in the face of markets and geopolitical tensions. Does anyone still have any doubts that more nuclear energy is essential to preserve the climate AND the balances of our societies?…

2022 Presidential elections

France is waking up. This is good news for the climate, and good news for the world. President Emmanuel Macron announced during his speech this Tuesday the construction of new nuclear reactors in the coming years. This announcement is important. The signal is strong. Including for international observers who were waiting for France to decide…

Nuclear in the world

Nuclear energy – China does not “put all its eggs in one basket” 🧺 #GenIV In addition to the launch of conventional pressurized water reactors (Generation III) in series, it is also testing several Generation IV technologies in parallel. Fourth generation HTR-PM high temperature gas nuclear reactors, units 1 and 2 at the Shidaowan site,…

China plans to build at least 150 new nuclear reactors over the next 15 years, more than the rest of the world in 35 years. 10 new reactors per year, on average. For reference, the N2 and N03 scenarios recently published by RTE – those which least reduce the share of nuclear power in the…

Other

Break codes and prejudices. In the wake of Isabelle Boemeke, fashion influencer, science promoter 👾.0 and pro-nuclear climate activist, new faces are taking up this stance, alongside scientists and engineers, to speak out in favour of nuclear energy on social media. In this week of mobilization to save the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California from a premature closure,…

Awareness of the environmental and societal benefits of nuclear power continues to grow in the European and Anglo-Saxon Green-Center-Left political sphere. After in particular the Finnish Greens, the Polish left, the Norwegian Greens, the British Labor Party, or the Democratic Party, it is the turn of the Irish Workers’ Party to show its support for…

The Voices' Newsletter

Aaaaaaah Christmas! The countdown, the lights, the music, the decorations, the atmosphere, the preparations…, the LETTER… and Christmas shopping. All this delicious waiting. So well-staged that we might almost forget about the main thing – hey, wait a minute: we still haven’t gotten a gift. Does that ring a bell? It does for us. We had…

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…

Stand Up for Nuclear 2021. A month ago, as if it were yesterday, a breath of hope for the future Dear members and sympathizers of the Voices, This fall is very busy with energy-climate news and mobilizations. The European Stand Ups for Nuclear, media invitations in the context of the global energy crisis, analysis of…

Germany, Luxembourg and Austria are now at the very heart of a coalition of countries that work at EU level, in the context of the Taxonomy negotiations. Their aim is to destroy any hope for a non-nuclear country with limited financial resources to use nuclear energy. All the while it becomes impossible to close our…

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Reports of past events

In the first part of our report, we summarized what the COP is, how it is organized, what the objectives of the 2021 conference in Glasgow were and what was actually achieved. But we also wanted to share the Voices team’s experience during their visit. In this second part, we will talk about our action…

Shut down a low-carbon source of electricity, how dare you! In the evening of December 28th, Voices of Nuclear stood in front of the German 🇩🇪 embassy in Paris to protest against the imminent political closure of Gundremmingen, Brokdorf and Grohnde nuclear power plants in the midst of both a climate emergency and a European energy crisis. 4 GW of low-carbon, cheap and controllable electricity production…

The post-summer-vacation period was busy for the Voices, with Stand Up for Nuclear in Brussels, Belgium, followed by the Stand Up in Lyon, this year called Fe(ai)tes du Nucléaire*, on September 25, and the Stand Up for Nuclear in Paris on October 9. These events coincided with a rise in gas prices since the beginning…

Berlin, Saturday, November 13, “last stand” in order to save GER6.