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G7 ministers encouraged to support existing and new nuclear projects

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In light of the G7 Climate, Energy and Environment ministers' meeting in Sapporo, Japan, nucleareurope – together with its international partners – has issued a statement calling on governments to recognize the invaluable role of nuclear in enabling a clean and sustainable energy future, Press Release.

"Given the challenges which we face in terms of decarbonising our economies and ensuring a secure supply of energy, all actors need to work together to extend the life of the existing nuclear fleet for as long as is technically and economically feasible,” said nucleareurope Director General Yves Desbazeille. “Furthermore, we need policies which will support the financing and construction of new nuclear projects.”

According to the statement – co-signed by nucleareurope together with the Canadian Nuclear Association, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Nuclear Energy Institute (US), Nuclear Industry Association (UK) and World Nuclear Association – G7 countries are encouraged to:

  • Maximize the utilization of existing nuclear power plants (NPPs)
  • Accelerate the deployment of new NPPs
  • Support international cooperation and the nuclear supply chain
  • Develop a financial environment that promotes investment in nuclear power
  • Maximize International Regulatory Efficiency
  • Support innovative nuclear technology development
  • Promote public understanding of nuclear energy
  • Collaborate internationally to share best practices
  • Support countries that have newly introduced, or are considering, nuclear energy

 Click here to download the statement in full.

About nucleareurope: nucleareurope is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. The membership of nucleareurope is made up of 15 national nuclear associations and through these associations, nucleareurope represents nearly 3,000 European companies working in the industry and supporting around 1,100,000 jobs.

For more information, please contact Jessica Johnson: [email protected]

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