Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has today published a position paper on the European Commission’s ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package of measures for a clean energy transition. The organisation says the EU’s aim to decarbonise the economy by more than 80% by 2050 cannot be achieved without nuclear power. The European Commission presented the legislative documents on 30 November. They include proposals on renewables, electricity market design, energy efficiency, governance, security of supply, among others. These aimed to “improve the functioning of the energy market and make sure that all energy technologies compete on a level playing field without jeopardising climate and energy targets”, it said, adding that it “wants the EU to lead the clean energy transition, not only to adapt to it”.
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