European Parliament has chosen to listen to the science

6 July 2022

Today's decision by the European Parliament to include nuclear energy in the EU taxonomy will help the fight against climate change and accelerate progress towards a sustainable low-carbon energy system by stimulating investment in new nuclear projects, not just in Europe, but worldwide.

Reacting to the vote, Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association said,

"The European Parliament's positive vote sends a clear endorsement of nuclear energy to the financial community. It has listened to the science and recognized that sustainable investment in nuclear energy will help the EU reach net-zero by 2050. Now governments, investors, and industry must act urgently and accelerate the deployment of new nuclear capacity to achieve this goal.”

Nuclear is the largest single source of low-carbon electricity in the EU, and this decision with help ensure that nuclear will play a key part in Europe’s clean energy future. Nuclear energy helps secure energy supplies by reducing demand for imported fossil fuels and will be the foundation of a clean and reliable net-zero electricity mix.