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Following the recent debate – Nuclear wave: perspectives for the 21th century – organized by the European Movement International in association with ENEL on the 2nd July 2008, here is a short compilation of each speakers’ most interesting interventions and statements on this “heated issue”. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/uBgIh_Ff6us” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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In here introductory speech, Ninna Commeau – Adviser to Deputy Director General, DG Energy and Transport – European Commission – clearly stated the importance for the EU to maintain and develop the nuclear energy sector. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1TgtgEY5EC0″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Some years ago, speaking about nuclear energy was more or less a bad word.… » read more

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Giancarlo Aquilanti, Head of the Nuclear Technology Area at ENEL, explains the state of the nuclear energy in Italy. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xG57PUo3lBI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Q: Italy has recently ended the turmoil over the construction of nuclear plants. Can you tell us briefly how this is evolving? And is the view of the Italian population… » read more

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Member states’ positions on proposals designed to cut EU CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020 continue to diverge significantly as the EU enters into what could be one of the busiest and potentially divisive negotiation periods in its history. Environment ministers from the 27 EU member states met in Luxembourg yesterday (5 June) to debate… » read more

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Another big issue is the review clause that the European Commission will have to produce five years after the directive comes into force. Under the current draft, the review would address “the extent to which the unbundling requirements [of the directive] have been successful in ensuring full and effective independence of transmission system operators”. For… » read more

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A coolant leak at a nuclear power plant in Slovenia has been contained, but the incident has brought renewed attention to the debate over whether nuclear offers a safe low-carbon option in the fight against climate change.”Slovenian authorities have confirmed that there has been no discharge to the environment. The situation can be considered fully… » read more

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As EU finance ministers gathering in Luxembourg struggled to develop a sound reaction to rising petrol and fuel prices, angry fishermen from across Europe are taking their pleas to Brussels. At the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council meeting on Tuesday 3 June, ministers debated the issues of petrol companies’ windfall profits and commodities futures… » read more

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