Sustainability at risk

A critical analysis of the EU Joint Research Centre technical assessment of nuclear energy with respect to the "do no significant harm" criteria of the EU Taxonomy Regulation
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The findings of this joint policy brief challenge the flawed underlying assumptions of the original EU Joint Research Centre (JRC)’s assessment, published in April 2021, which concluded that nuclear energy is detrimental neither to people nor to the environment. These concern chiefly four aspects: the role of nuclear energy for power generation in the EU27; nuclear waste management; the risk assessment of nuclear technologies; and nuclear proliferation.

The authors conclude that the JRC report is clearly not sufficient to draw a meaningful and comprehensible conclusion with respect to the “do not significant harm” (DNSH) criteria for nuclear power.

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September 2021
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union
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