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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

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

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 …
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Remembering Fukushima and Chernobyl

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 …
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Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

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Nuclear reactor in Fessenheim

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

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

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

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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Belgian nuclear reactors

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...