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The seminar on Nuclear energy and the EU sustainable finance taxonomy took place on April 14th 2021. It was co-organized by the European Parliament and Nuclear Transparency Watch.
Nuclear energy is pushed forward from several sides as one of the technologies to be included in efforts to combat the climate emergency. It is argued that in order to help overcome its difficult market position, nuclear energy should be included in the EU Sustainability Finance Taxonomy. The Technical Expert Group for the preparation of the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy excluded nuclear energy on the basis of the Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) principle. This seminar wants to share viewpoints on the position of nuclear energy vis-à-vis the Taxonomy, and to explore ways in which transparency of a decision for or against inclusion can be increased.
Moderator: Patrizia Heidegger, European Environmental Bureau
– Claude Turmes, Minister of Energy of Luxembourg
– Wendel Trio, CAN Europe
– Ben Wealer, University of Berlin
Other EP-NTW organized seminars are planned to be held in autumn, on topics such as the costs of nuclear energy, hydrogen, and the Energiewende.