More EU states want nuclear power to count as green

France, Finland, the Czech Republic and several other EU countries urge the EU to place atomic energy on the climate-friendly investment taxonomy.

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Several European Union member states led by France are applying joint pressure on the EU to have nuclear power added to the green investment taxonomy, the Czech minister of industry said Monday, reports Reuters.

The EU Commission is in the process of completing its categorization scheme for sustainable investing, with the question of how atomic energy and natural gas rank in terms of green credentials expected to be settled in the coming months.

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