Currently nuclear accounts for
46.05%
of low-carbon electricity in the EU.

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FORATOM selects new President Esa Hyvärinen

​Brussels, 10 January 2020: FORATOM is pleased to announce that Esa Hyvärinen has been appointed by the association’s General Assembly as FORATOM President for a two-year period starting on 1 January 2020. “I feel deeply honoured to be appointed as the new president...

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Reformed EU Emissions Trading System approved

The revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for its next phase (2021-2030) was approved by the Council of the European Union yesterday. Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, welcomed the reform but said more must be done to decarbonise Europe's...

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@sizewellc: #DidYouKnow Nuclear energy accounts for almost half of low-carbon electricity in 🇪🇺⚡, providing clean, affordable energy to millions. Find out more from @FORATOM_nuclear here: https://t.co/GuGRZcqkp1
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FORATOM Opinions

FORATOM selects new President Esa Hyvärinen

​Brussels, 10 January 2020: FORATOM is pleased to announce that Esa Hyvärinen has been appointed by the association’s General Assembly as FORATOM President for a two-year period starting on 1 January 2020. “I feel deeply honoured to be appointed as the new president...

read more

Newsfeed

Reformed EU Emissions Trading System approved

The revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for its next phase (2021-2030) was approved by the Council of the European Union yesterday. Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, welcomed the reform but said more must be done to decarbonise Europe's...

read more

Twitter

@sizewellc: #DidYouKnow Nuclear energy accounts for almost half of low-carbon electricity in 🇪🇺⚡, providing clean, affordable energy to millions. Find out more from @FORATOM_nuclear here: https://t.co/GuGRZcqkp1
h J R
FORATOM_nuclear

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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