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New EC 'Green Deal' strategies ignore nuclear power

  • Jul 13, 2020 8:21 am GMT
Nuclear Engineering International

by The European Commission (EC) on 8 July presented two strategies as part of its Green Deal – “An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration”, and “A hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe”....

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Mark Silverstone on Jul 14, 2020


There are three main pillars to this strategy:

First, a more ‘circular' energy system, with energy efficiency at its core.

Second, a greater direct electrification of end-use sectors - a network of one million electric vehicle charging points will be among the visible results, along with the expansion of solar and wind power.

For those sectors where electrification is difficult, the strategy promotes clean fuels, including renewable hydrogen and sustainable biofuels and biogas. The Commission will propose a new classification and certification system for renewable and low-carbon fuels.

Mssrs. Botsford and Rattan gave us something of a heads-up on this.  This is the kind of blueprint that can be exported to less developed areas where the bulk of GHG emissions will come from in the next 20 years.

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Jim Stack on Jul 14, 2020

Since Nuclear is the most expensive power ever made it is not included. The Uranium is also finite with very few places willing to mine it and transport it. The many delays and issues would take a long long time to get any Nuclear on line. Those are all reasons that Nuclear is not included in the plan. 

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