A draft paper from the EU’s Sustainable Energy Technology Plan, which is being steered by the European Commission, was leaked in the German media on 17 May. The paper argues for the expansion of nuclear power and builds on an analysis on the future of nuclear power in Europe (the Community Nuclear Illustrative Programme – PINC) presented by the Commission last month. Commenting on the paper, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: “This paper again highlights the EU Commission’s tendency to dress up the figures on nuclear power. The supporters of nuclear power want to do all within their means to secure massive financial support to keep the industry alive, despite the fact it is not able to stand on its own two feet. EU competition law and state aid rules should be set aside for nuclear power.
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