FORATOM Mission & Vision

  • FORATOM acts as the voice of the European nuclear industry in energy policy discussions with EU Institutions and other key stakeholders. It provides a bridge between its members and European policy-makers, thereby helping the industry to play a leading role in the policy debate.

  • FORATOM to be recognised as the respected and credible voice of the European nuclear industry; an industry that is a driving force behind Europe's efforts to achieve a sustainable and competitive low-carbon energy mix.

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  • James Hansen"This last (nuclear power) is a key part of the solution, and one we unfortunately abandoned. Years ago, the US, as the leader in nuclear R&D, ...

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  • Bohuslav Sobotka"I consider nuclear energy as a legitimate part of the energy mix in the context of fight against climate changes. Without further development of n...

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  • Razvan Nicolescu"Given the revision of Romania's energy strategy, some of the first conclusions show very clearly that nuclear energy is and will remain a priority...

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  • David Cameron"Countries in Europe should be able to invest in nuclear energy as part of a balanced plan to provide core energy and to keep carbon emissions down...

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  • Carol Browner"I used to be anti-nuclear. But, several years ago I had to reevaluate my thinking because if you agree with the world's leading climate scientists...

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  • Sigmar Gabriel"The truth is that the Energy U-Turn ("Energiewende", the German scheme aimed at phasing out nuclear by 2022 and pushing the "renewable" share of e...

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  • Picture Echavarri"Now, I believe the situation has started to evolve once again. As the economic crisis is overcome, I think we are going to enter into a new dynami...

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  • Abdullah Gul"Turkey's legislations and applications about nuclear security are developing. If a [country] develops a nuclear energy sector, it joins a 'members...

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  • Yukiya Amano"The Nuclear Safety Review 2014 shows that the operational safety of the world's nuclear power plants remains high. Significant progress has been made in strengthening nuclear sa...

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  • George Osborne"So when it comes to the technology we use, let's get the right mix. For example, there are people in the green movement who oppose the use of civi...

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  • Ed Davey"Back in 2007, few Member States had well established climate policies; most renewables technologies were immature; and we were at the peak of an e...

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  • Hergen Haye"To replace Hinkley alone, we have to build 6000 wind turbines. Nuclear will help us to cut costs and to face the other environmental challenges. W...

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  • David Cameron"A landmark in our economic growth plan - Hinkley nuclear power plant means billions in investment, thousands of jobs and energy security." David Cameron, UK Prime Minister on 21 October 2013...

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  • Ed Davey"For the first time, a nuclear power station in this country will not have been built with money from the British taxpayer. It will increase energy...

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  • Yukiya Amano"It is clear that many countries plan to have nuclear power as an important part of their energy mix in the coming decades. Nuclear power is a trie...

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  • Danny Alexander"And I can announce today that we will offer... a multi billion pound guarantee to advance the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. A guaran...

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  • Pavel Solc"At present, I don't see a substitute for the nuclear energy when it comes to emission performance and stability of generation. As someone with an...

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  • Petr Necas"We find ourselves at a very important energy crossroads, and the government of the Czech Republic is convinced that to cope with this problem with...

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  • Yukiya Amano"Despite the Fukushima Daiichi accident, nuclear power will remain a very important part of the world's energy mix for at least decades to come. Th...

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  • Varujan Vosganian‘I am a supporter of the expansion of the nuclear programme for the production of electricity in Romania. Nuclear energy provides us with energy in...

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  • Sir-David-King"Nuclear energy brings significant public health and environmental benefits. Hinkley Point C alone will save more than 10 million tonnes of carbon...

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  • Tim Yeo"If new nuclear power stations are not built on time, our legally-binding climate change targets will be extremely challenging and much more expens...

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