Environment

Include Nuclear In The Eu Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

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  1. Launched 2019
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  3. Filed on 16 Dec 2019
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Sustainability

The French nuclear fuel cycle has been assessed as one of the lowest impact energy systems in the world, emitting only 5.2g of CO2 per kWh and reducing hazardous waste by 17% while extending the lifespan of fuel supply, reducing mining and enrichment impacts. Technological innovations in reprocessing of fuel, and in seawater extraction, make Uranium one of the most sustainable fuel sources on the planet.

Source: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544214002035

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Atomic Humanism - the case for Nuclear Power

This paper is an urgent call for political actors, parties and their networks in the UK to establish a robust long-term statutory framework to create the 'Ultimate Power Couple' a Pro-Nuclear electricity generation partnership with Wind Water & Solar renewable energy in recognition that it is the physical world, of science, maths and engineering that determines what is politically possible, not the other way round. https://ia601502.us.archive.org/3/items/atomichumanismthecasefornuclearpowerv1/Atomic%20Humanism%20the%20case%20for%20Nuclear%20Power%20-%20v1.html

Source: ia601502.us.archive.org/3/items/atomichumanismthecasefornuclearpowerv1/Atomic%20Humanism%20the%20case%20for%20Nuclear%20Power%20-%20v1.html

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As a nuclear physicist, I support nuclear power as a well-proven sustainable, safe, clean and environmentally friendly energy source. The European Union must support nuclear energy in order to reach the decarbonization goals and to cope with the growing electricity needs.

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Fast nuclear reactors

I would like consideration to be given to fast nuclear power instead of the currently common thermal nuclear power. Fast nuclear is about 100 times better! If reluctance to consider nuclear power is caused by worries about the waste generated, please consider that the waste from thermal reactors can be used as fuel for fast reactors. In addition, fast reactors can use depleted uranium and thorium as fuel.

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Indispensable

In the 70ies nuclear industry became guarantor for a clean, reliable power supply at affordable costs and independency from other countries. Environmental and political developments make these aspects more important than ever. Working 40 years in nuclear industry I am convinced that the European nuclear expertise for providing a safe and responsible technology is indispensable to handle climate changes and increasing demand of energy, and to avoid susceptibility to blackmail from other political systems.

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Nuclear Energy needed for CO2 free electricity gerneration

New enegry is needed for a CO2 free electricity generation replacing coal and gas. CO2 is the largest danger for human being on our planet. Dr. Friedirch Burtak, Germany, Herzogenaurach

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The equation is simple: in order to limit energy needs, the demography has to level off. This is possible if the global energy production increases everywhere at the level of developed countries. Only a massive deployment of nuclear energy can do it in a carbon-free way. E.U. might show the right way to save our planet by encouraging its deployment (but this is probably too simple for the E.U. that may priorize business as usual, with fossile fuels supported directly or indirectly by its financial institutions).

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Completely weird and destructive petiiton-goal It would be more honest to give nuclear bombs a chance. However I would neither sign this nor that as well weird petition. The solution is reducing energy need, eg. less not more car traffic. And for the energy, we really need, it is better to use the maintenance free nuclear power station in save distance we have already at hand: the sun.

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