Czechia, five other states seek EU support for nuclear energy

The Czech Republic and six other countries have written to the European Commission to warn the bloc’s climate change policies could hamper nuclear power’s role in cutting CO2 emissions, Reuters reports.

The letter, dated March 19, arrived as Brussels is finishing landmark green finance legislation designed to steer cash into low-carbon projects, the agency notes. It was signed by French President Emmanuel Macron, and the Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovenian prime ministers.

While nuclear technologies are eligible for EU research funding, the EU Commission yet to decide whether the EU rules will label nuclear power as a sustainable investment.

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