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On July 5 and 6, the Voices of Nuclear demonstrated in Strasbourg to support the final vote of the European Parliament which validated the integration of nuclear energy in the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities. We use it as the opportunity to look back at the saga of taxonomy, and to the long-term contribution of…

Thank you to everyone who made the trip to Strasbourg on July 5th and 6th to support the integration of nuclear into the EU taxonomy! This taxonomy is imperfect. Many conditions leaving room for interpretation are imposed on nuclear power and risk limiting its potential to substitute massively for fossil fuels in Europe if they…

 Don’t hesitate to have fun and dance with our enclosure, you will love our climate, you will love the world we offer. Myrto Tripathi, President of the Voices Another article that appeared in the local Strasbourg press! This time our manifestation (and that of our adversaries) is described in more detail. We invite you to…

The European Parliament rejected the motion to oppose the Delegated Act to the Taxonomy.

Climate

The exemptions granted to 4 nuclear power plants (out of 18) for their thermal discharges, in the current context of heat wave, generate a lot of comments. Let us recall, once again, that these discharge temperature and upstream-downstream temperature constraints (which concern all thermal power plants) aim to protect ecosystems, and essentially impact the electricity…

Misperception of risk ⚠️x🎲 ! The Swiss Federal Office of Public Protection (OFPP) 🇨🇭 produced this risk diagram at the end of 2020, positioning events according to their probability of occurrence and their expected damage (here in financial cost). The more an event is located in the upper right, the higher the risk it represents…

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

Because there is more to life than EPRs, and because industrial heat will have to be decarbonized in all its uses, let’s take a look at the new start-ups! On February 10, the President confirmed an envelope of one billion euros to support the development of small modular nuclear reactors (SMR) through calls for projects.…

“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

“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…

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…

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

“In the EU electricity mix that is still 40% fossil, this reduction of the nuclear capacity cannot therefore be done without benefiting hydrocarbons and, for the most part, coal and gas.” Tristan Kamin, administrator of the Voices, in La Tribune “However in Germany, France, Sweden but also in Belgium or #pain, none of the recent…

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

Taking a very pro-nuclear stance is not enough to guarantee good conditions for nuclear’s development, nor does it allow for an effective fight against global warming. Indeed, the positions of Marine Le Pen are contrary to those objectives. Being pro-nuclear does not mean being anti-renewable. If we want to achieve our decarbonization objectives, a mix…

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

As surprising as it may seem, this congress which brings together many players in the nuclear industry (sector professionals, academics, young researchers and graduates, civil servants in the field of regulation, monitoring and waste management) takes makes sense so that elsewhere in Europe (and who knows maybe one day again in Germany) and around the…

It was long awaited, and we put a lot of effort into it… The association’s website has just been enriched with a new feature: the member space! You can now log in to manage your personal information, renew your membership, make a donation, view your membership history, find useful information. If you have already contributed…

This article in Marianne is a good summary of the situation in Chernobyl. A few key-points on the topic ⬇️ – There have been no reactors in operation on the site for 22 years (contrary to what we have heard, including in the major news channels) – Europe does not risk a new cloud of…

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,…

The Voices' Newsletter

This letter is not made to give you news of the association (yet rich but from which we hope you have benefited elsewhere), but to discreetly place in your luggage something to open your heart, mind and more generally your chakras, to the diversity of intellectual and artistic production around nuclear energy which, otherwise, would…

As the dire need for more, much more, low-carbon power finally starts to sink into the minds of people and impact the grids of world economies, a wealth of scenarios, prospective plans and ambitious projections as to the fundamental nature and the sheer volume of energy production arise from all sides. The Voices very much…

The Saga of the European Taxonomy. Position of the Voices on the draft delegated act concerning nuclear energy and gas The battle over the inclusion of nuclear power and gas in the EU Taxonomy of sustainable investments is not only unabated but seems to be getting more intense. A good summary of the postures can…

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…

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Reports of past events

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On April 9, we participated in the March For The Future in Paris!

The previous chapters of this series were devoted to the organization, successes and failures of COP26, as well as the visit of the Voices to the green zone, illustrating the intentions of the private sector. In this last section, we’ll talk about some of the activities in which the Voices participated during their time in…