Nuclear

EU nuclear industry analysis

EU Commission outlines high risk strategy, with reactor lifetime extensions of up to 60 years

The European Commission today presented a paper setting out its analysis on the future of nuclear power in Europe (the Community Nuclear Illustrative Programme - PINC). It is the first paper of its kind by the Juncker Commission and the first since the Fukushima accident in Japan. The Greens critic...


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Greens reject Commission's "rosy" vision of nuclear power

In spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, the European Commission is still dreaming of a nuclear Europe.


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PINC 2016

the Nuclear Illusory Programme

A reality check of the 2016 Nuclear Illustrative Programme prepared by the European Commission to be presented under Article 40 of the Euratom Treaty A report by Yves MARIGNAC and Manon BESNARD commissioned by Rebecca Harms, co-president of the Greens/EFA group and Claude Turmes, energy ...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 7-11 March 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included EU summit on the refugee crisis and Schengen, the possible re-approval of glyphosate, the report on tackling fraud with EU funds, women refugees and asylum seekers in focus on Women's Day, the controversial EU deal with tobacco industry, the report on children's rights in criminal proceedings


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Remembering Fukushima and Chernobyl

Time for a rethink on nuclear

Over the next few weeks the world will commemorate the anniversary of two catastrophes: the fifth anniversary of Fukushima on Friday 11 March and the 30th of Chernobyl on Tuesday 26 April. The world is still struggling to recover from the significant impact of these two accidents, as shown by many studies. Nuclear energy will always be a very high risk technology – an issue that is becoming increasingly pressing in Europe, given its ageing nuclear infrastructure


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Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

Message from Japanese Senator Taro Yamamoto


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Nuclear reactor in Fessenheim

Worrying incident compounded by cover-up

The German media today revealed today for the first time that a very serious incident occurred at the Fessenheim nuclear plant in France in 2014. Commenting on the revelation and the implications, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms said:"This serious nuclear incident in Fessenheim, which wa...


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Nuclear is not the solution to our energy needs

A strong message sent to EU politicians

The ‘Alliance of Regions for Phasing out Nuclear Power across Europe’ signed a declaration opposing a pro-nuclear path for Europe's energy policy and called on the EU to fully embrace the energy transition.


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The Russian Presence in the European Energy Market

16.02.2016

Policy solutions public conference

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The objective of the Greens/EFA and Policy Solutions’ joint conference is to investigate and debate Russian energy investments in the EU and their overall impact. As significant portion of Russian FDI are connected to Russian energy exports, the European institutions and Me...


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Belgian nuclear reactors

New study confirms risks remain and reactors must be shut down

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament today presented the third study in a series on the Belgian nuclear reactors Doel 3 and Tihange 2, which was commissioned from materials scientist Dr Ilse Tweer. The study presents new information on flaws in the reactor pressure vessels (1) and underli...


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Flawed Reactor Pressure Vessels in the Belgian NPPS Doel 3 and Tihange 2

Comments on the FANC Final Evaluation Report 2015

The nuclear power plant Doel 3 started operation in 1982, Tihange 2 started operation in 1983. Both PWR (pressurized water reactor)-type NPPs are operated by Electrabel, part of the French GDF-Suez Group. In the frame of ultrasonic inspections in 2012 thousands of flaws were detected in the base met...


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EU Energy Union

EU energy policy direction at odds with UN climate agreement

The European Parliament today adopted two reports setting out its position on the European Energy Union and the proposal for a 10% target for electricity interconnectivity across the EU. Commenting on the vote on the EP's position on the Energy Union, Green energy spokesperson Claude Turmes said...


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