Foratom said today it “regrets” that the European Commission has ignored the need for nuclear power as a clean, dispatchable and European source of energy in its green recovery plan published today. These three elements are essential, it says, if the EU really wants to decarbonise its economy, create jobs and ensure that citizens, hospitals and businesses have access to the energy they need when they need it.
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A sweeping €1.85tr stimulus strategy to rebuild Europe’s economy from the wreckage of the coronavirus crisis has been unveiled by the European Commission today, promising a green infrastructure spending blitz to help put the continent on a path towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Commission promised to place its Green Deal ambitions to deliver a ‘climate neutral’ economy and establish the bloc as a world leader in digital technologies at the forefront of its sweeping package of financial proposals, which include a fresh €750bn investment plan, a restructured EU budget for 2021-27, and a re-drafted list of priorities for 2020.
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The European Union proposed making its climate-neutrality strategy a key pillar of a 750 billion-euro ($824 billion) recovery plan in a bid to boost economic growth and create new jobs. The unprecedented stimulus program — along with a revised budget for the next seven years — aims to accelerate the transition to clean transport, increase energy savings and boost the production of renewable energy. The blueprint also promises more funds to help the regions most affected by the environmental clean-up that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen put at the heart of her political agenda.
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