European Parliament Report Says Nuclear Can be Vital

Posted by NucNet on 11 February 2016 in NucNet

Tagged with: Energy supply, European Parliament.

Nuclear energy can make a vital contribution to energy supply in the EU and should be used alongside renewables in countries that want it, a draft report by the European Parliament says.

The committee on industry, research and energy report on transforming Europe’s energy market says for a medium-term transitional period, national responsibility for the energy mix cannot be questioned and both nuclear power, which is largely CO2-neutral, and the use of national energy reserves together with high-efficiency gas-fired power stations and coal-fired electricity generation using the latest technology, can make vital contributions to the integration of renewables. The report is online.