Nuclear recognised as a strategic net-zero industry by Council
Brussels, 11 December 2023: Last week, the Council voted in favour of listing nuclear as a strategic net-zero industry. It now has the mandate it needs to enter trilogue with the European Parliament, which in turn also supports nuclear as a net-zero technology.
Under the agreement reached in Council, not only is nuclear as a whole considered a net-zero technology, “nuclear fission energy technologies, including nuclear fuel cycle technologies” have also been identified as strategic.
“We are of course delighted with the Council’s decision on nuclear under the Net-Zero Industry Act” states Yves Desbazeille, Director General of nucleareurope. “We hope that this decision will now be maintained in the final compromise between the different EU institutions during their negotiations early next year”.
nucleareurope is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. The membership of nucleareurope is made up of 15 national nuclear associations and through these associations, nucleareurope represents nearly 3,000 European companies working in the industry and supporting around 1,100,000 jobs.