EU taxonomy: statement against inclusion of nuclear energy

In a joint declaration the environment ministers of Denmark, Portugal, Austria, Luxembourg, and Germany have spoken out in favor of a nuclear-free EU taxonomy. Speaking at the German pavilion at the World Climate Conference in Glasgow on Thursday, they said nuclear energy was “too risky, too expensive and too slow” to contribute to Europe’s climate protection plans. German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said wind and solar power, on the other hand, were low-risk, cheap, and “available now”. Therefore, investments must flow into renewables instead of nuclear energy.

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