Brussels wants Europe to drop nuclear 'taboos'

Monday, May 26, 2008

EUOBSERVER / FOCUS - Europe's top energy official has called for a fresh discussion of the pros and cons of nuclear energy "without taboos."

Energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs wrote on Friday (16 May) in his blog that "Use of nuclear energy ... would increase our energy independence and supply security as well as contribute to the limitation of CO2 emissions."

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Time is ripe for EU-wide nuclear safety rules, Brussels says

Monday, May 26, 2008

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Brussels has called on EU member states to end the six-year deadlock over one of Europe's touchiest topics and agree common nuclear safety rules as well as ways in which to store nuclear waste.

"It is an absolute necessity," EU energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs told EUobserver on Thursday (22 May), while blaming EU governments for a lack of political will to give Brussels a stronger say on the issue.

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LEO LT can break European law - Brussels

Friday, April 25, 2008

Vilnius, Apr 22 (ELTA) - The European Commission has confirmed that LEO LT can break the European law and has dismissed the extension of the operation of Ignalina nuclear power plant. It has been confirmed to the newspaper Respublika by the office of European Commissioner responsible for energy Andris Piebalgs.

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EU to examine ways to ease investments in nuclear energy

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

BRUSSELS (Thomson Financial) - The European Commission said it will examine ways to make investments in nuclear energy easier.

At the European Nuclear Assembly conference here, energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs stressed the importance of nuclear energy for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Piebalgs defiant over EU atomic safety standards

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The European commission will continue to push for EU minimum nuclear safety standards despite EU governments' failure to entertain a package of draft legislation tabled over three years ago, energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs insisted on Wednesday.

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Brussels Makes a Case for Nuclear Power

Friday, December 7, 2007

Upon launch of an EU forum on the issue, the European Commission says nuclear energy has a role in the bloc's low-carbon future

The case for greater use of nuclear energy in the EU received a high-profile boost on Monday, as the bloc formally launched its Nuclear Energy Forum, serving as the first-ever channel for EU-wide dialogue on the often taboo issue.

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