Luxembourg and Austria on Monday founded an alliance to combat the development of nuclear energy. Luxembourg does not want to see nuclear energy continue to flourish. The Grand Duchy signed Monday an alliance with Austria against the development of nuclear power. “The two countries are actively working together on these issues and want to continue their cooperation at European level in the future,” the government said.
Lessential 5th March 2018 read more »
Luxemburg to join Austria in suing EU over Hungary nuclear plant. Luxemburg will join Austria in suing the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks atomic plant, it said on Monday, in a stand against nuclear energy. Staunchly anti-nuclear Austria, which shares a border with Hungary, has said it would file a suit against the EU executive with Europe’s top court. “We are going to actively support Austria’s claim,” Luxemburg’s environment minister Carole Dieschbourg told reporters in Brussels. “It is important that no public funds be invested in nuclear power. It is definitely the wrong way.” Hungary’s plan to build two new reactors at its Paks nuclear site with the help of Russia’s Rosatom had been approved by EU state aid regulators in March. The regulators said that Hungarian authorities had agreed to several measures to ensure fair competition. The European Commission has said it will defend its decision in court.
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An analysis of the global CO2 emissions budget and different approaches to derive a fair share for the EU leads to a CO2 emissions budget of 61.5 billion metric tons from 2015 onwards that is consistent with the global effort to keep the increase of the global average temperature to below 2°C, compared to pre-industrial levels. The Vision Scenario represents a pathway which consistently combines short- and medium-term objectives with long-term objectives. Furthermore it is in line with an EU greenhouse gas emission budget that is consistent with a 2°C limit on the increase in global temperature. It is the first comprehensive scenario analysis for the European Union that addresses both the (top-down) perspective of a 2°C-compatible CO2 emission budget and how the related emission trajectories could be achieved from a bottom-up perspective.
European Greens 28th Feb 2018 read more »