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EDF hails EU's green light for nuclear power

Unsurprisingly, the EU’s green light for nuclear power and gas in its taxonomy sparks acclaim from French utility EDF, which has a portfolio of nuclear power plants.

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Wednesday, it emerged that the European Parliament will categorize gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments during a transition period. Although the move has received backlash from critics who argue that this will encourage long-term investments in the two energy forms, the response is quite the opposite from French utility Électricité de France, writes Euractiv.

”We welcome this decision. It is in line with the international scientific consensus,” says Senior Vice President of European Affairs at EDF Erkki Maillard in a press release:

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