Can nuclear power to keep the green as a form of energy or not?
the Issue has been twisted in recent weeks, severely hand in Brussels. In the background is the EU's major law project, which is to draw up a sort of ecolabel for the financial sector.
the Ecolabel task would be to tell investors, pension companies and financial institutions, what forms of energy are environmentally sustainable investment targets.
nuclear power settles on the law project in the grey area.
the Electricity production of nuclear power does not cause climate-harmful carbon dioxide emissions. EU parliament and some member states have, however, resisted ekoleima of nuclear power, high-active nuclear waste due.
in the Negotiations, the presidency of Finland, drove to the line, where nuclear power would be considered to be green energy. The Finnish view of the support of the majority of members.Parliament from the neck on top of the
Last Thursday, the negotiations took a turn, when the parliament, member states and the European commission struck the lock of the preliminary line of the classification.
on The basis of nuclear power is not in practice can be classified as a green investment destination, a report, inter alia, the news agency Reuters (switch to another service).
the Energy sector companies representing the energy industry association's EU affairs chief Jonah Turtiainen should the negotiations result surprising.
– the Member states were previously quite firm on the fact that climate change is the number one issue and must be involved in all carbon-neutral technologies. Parliament wanted to limit nuclear power's out. It would seem that member states would give up, and evaluate the negotiations in Brussels next Turtiainen.
Turtiainen stresses that the decision is not yet final. The matter will be discussed next time on Wednesday, EU ambassadors meeting.nuclear power financing complicate?
the EU wants the financial sector eco-label, as member states are in desperate need of private investors ' money in clean technology projects.
the Commission has estimated that the Paris agreement the achievement of the targets would require 180 billion additional annual investment of EU-countries.
the EU has committed to cut emissions by 40 percent by 2030 compared to the 1990 level.
the Green rating of the investments would be for example investments in wind and solar power, heat pumps or hydrogen for energy use, report EU matters in the next Politico magazine (you move to another service).
Turtiainen, according to the nuclear power of the ecolabel outside could mean a nuclear power project financing difficulties.
– for Example, all the green investment fund could not invest in nuclear power. It possibly would raise the nuclear power projects the cost of financing and low-carbon economy, the construction price tag, he estimates.Commission: nuclear power is needed for climate goals
the EU commission has stated in the past that nuclear power is still needed for solar and wind power alongside, if the EU wants to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
the Target is the end of next week at the summit.
nuclear power contention in the background is part of the EU's major powers, Germany and France, a variety of energy policy.
Germany has decided to phase out nuclear power. France again lean on their electricity production largely nuclear.
on the other Hand, the EU countries only finland and Sweden have a clear plan for how nuclear waste is disposed of in.
nuclear power financing can become more difficult – the vast Majority of EU-countries to Finland under the leadership of nuclear power as a "green", but parliament is quite a different view
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