Nuclear energy can help the European Union achieve a sustainable and low-carbon future while at the same time providing people with reliable and affordable electricity. In a dedicated position paper, FORATOM highlights nuclear energy’s three main advantages in this context: environmental sustainability, energy independence, and economic contribution. The role nuclear energy will play in Europe’s pursuit of a sustainable and low-carbon future has been recently confirmed by the European Commission in its long-anticipated strategy entitled A Clean Planet for All. In this strategy, which shows how the European Union plans to lead the way to climate neutrality by 2050, the Commission stresses that nuclear energy will form the backbone of a carbon-free European power system, together with renewables. Each of the eight possible scenarios for Europe includes a significant share of electricity generated by nuclear power.
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