Currently nuclear accounts for
41.44%
of low-carbon electricity in the EU.

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FORATOM welcomes climate neutrality goal

Brussels, 5 March 2020: FORATOM welcomes the European Commission’s decision to enshrine the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in its proposal for a European Climate Law.  Both the IPCC (Global Warming of 1.5°C) and the IEA (Nuclear Power in a Clean...

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Study quantifies job creation in the nuclear sector

A study on the employment generated by the nuclear energy industry has been published by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Some 200,000 job-years of employment are created by each gigawatt of nuclear capacity...

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📢#FORATOM welcomes the addition of a ‘low-carbon hydrogen’ category but its usage should not be limited to the short and medium term. More attention should be paid to low-carbon, non-fossil fuel sources of hydrogen, such as #Nuclear. 💻https://t.co/269OE5j5Pe https://t.co/67N9r8vro2
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FORATOM Opinions

FORATOM welcomes climate neutrality goal

Brussels, 5 March 2020: FORATOM welcomes the European Commission’s decision to enshrine the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in its proposal for a European Climate Law.  Both the IPCC (Global Warming of 1.5°C) and the IEA (Nuclear Power in a Clean...

read more

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Study quantifies job creation in the nuclear sector

A study on the employment generated by the nuclear energy industry has been published by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Some 200,000 job-years of employment are created by each gigawatt of nuclear capacity...

read more

Twitter

📢#FORATOM welcomes the addition of a ‘low-carbon hydrogen’ category but its usage should not be limited to the short and medium term. More attention should be paid to low-carbon, non-fossil fuel sources of hydrogen, such as #Nuclear. 💻https://t.co/269OE5j5Pe https://t.co/67N9r8vro2
h J R
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What does nuclear contribute to Europe's economy?

Nuclear reactors in operation in the EU

€ Billion/year

Million Jobs

%

Electricity production

What people say

Angela Merkel

“At climate conferences Emmanuel Macron always has a little advantage over me because he has so many nuclear plants emitting so little CO2”

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor (source: la-croix.com, 22 January 2019)

Fatih Birol

“Firm capacity, including nuclear power in countries that have chosen to retain it as an option, is a crucial element in ensuring a secure electricity supply.”

Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director (source: iea.org, 22 March 2020)

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