Brussels proposed to recognize nuclear power plants and natural gas as "green", Berlin strongly opposed


The European Union wants to designate some energy projects in the field of natural gas and nuclear energy as "green". The battle between European governments over which investments are truly climate friendly lasts a year. However, some EU countries are still opposed to this initiative, according to Reuters.


In January, the European Commission is going to propose rules determining whether gas and nuclear projects will be included in the EU's “taxonomy of sustainable financing” (the draft was sent to the participating countries). This is a list of species economic activities and environmental criteria that they must meet in order to be considered a "green" investment (investment in Technologyrequired for the creation of environmentally friendly power plants and the decarbonization of the EU economy).

For example, investments in nuclear power plants will be considered “green” if they receive a building permit before 2045 and the project has a plan, funds and a site for safe disposal of waste. At the same time, investments in natural gas power plants will also be considered environmentally friendly if they produce emissions below 270 g of CO2 equivalent per kWh, replace dirtier fossil fuel power plants and receive a building permit by December 31, 2030.

Taking into account scientific advice and current technological advances, as well as various transition issues in Member States, the Commission considers that natural gas and nuclear energy play a role as a vehicle for facilitating the transition to renewable energy sources.

- says the EC document.

Germany, Austria and Luxembourg are strongly opposed to nuclear power. In turn, the Czech Republic, Finland and France, which get about 70% of their energy from nuclear power plants, strongly insist on the inclusion of nuclear energy in the taxonomy list. They believe that nuclear power is important as long as the EU is moving away from coal and moving towards renewable energy sources.

On January 1, 2022, Berlin rejected Brussels' plans to include nuclear power and natural gas in its long-awaited eco-labeling system for energy investments. Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Minister of Economy and Climate Protection Robert Habek, as well as Minister of the Environment Steffi Lemke (both representatives of the Greens) sharply criticized the EC initiative, writes the American edition Politico.

From our point of view, additions to the taxonomy rules are not required. We see no reason to approve new proposals

- said Habek.

It is absolutely wrong that the EC intends to include nuclear power in the EU taxonomy for sustainable economic activity.

- said Lemke.

We remind you that on December 31, 2021 in Germany, 3 out of 6 nuclear power plants in the north, south and center of the country stopped operating: in Brockdorf (Schleswig-Holstein), in Grond (Lower Saxony) and Gundremmingen (Bavaria). The total capacity of the decommissioned power units is 4 GW / h, which corresponds to the generation of a thousand wind power plants.
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  1. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 2 January 2022 12: 02
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    Stupid Green Mold with its windmills. And the fact that to horseradish the birds are controlled by the blades of the windmills is not worried about Plesennikov.
    There are, after all, technologies that can be developed and improved - nuclear energy is one of them, but while this green infection is in power, Germany is doomed to milk its citizens to cover energy costs
    1. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
      sH, arK 2 January 2022 13: 15
      +4
      Alas, "Green Mold" is not acting in the interests of which it claims! Like the ban of freon, which was replaced by R410, having paid huge money to the American DuPont, and most importantly, all equipment, refrigerators and air conditioners around the world have lost up to 20% efficiency at the same time! How many tens or hundreds of gigawatts of power is now being spent by humanity to compensate for this ?! And most importantly, how much more does Nature really suffer from this? Who counted? And where did the "ozone holes" go ?! All have forgotten? Now a new idea? New beneficiary ?!
      1. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
        Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 3 January 2022 06: 33
        +1
        I agree with you 100%. This is understandable for whom the greens work, for where all their key figures were trained. These have penetrated with their propaganda into every school and every university. Ask any XNUMXth grade goldfinch in Germany about the warming climate and he will give you a lecture. They are all over there. And the nerds students chose greens
      2. boriz Online boriz
        boriz (boriz) 3 January 2022 10: 46
        +1
        New beneficiary ?!

        The beneficiaries are the same. It's just that one idea has already sucked everything that is possible. Therefore, they began to twist the hype around the next chip. And the people (and money) are still the same.
  2. Joker62 Offline Joker62
    Joker62 (Ivan) 2 January 2022 12: 54
    +2
    And what about the "Greens" ??? They gave the go-ahead for the operation of these nuclear power plants and gas ??? Here's something and it!
    As long as the "greens" are at the helm of power, there will be no peace of mind for the whole EU!
  3. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 2 January 2022 14: 44
    -1
    Well, now we do not know the whole alignment of the raw material base, whether the same Germany, not Germany, corporations can do without our raw materials, can we put pressure with someone in an alliance, and introduce our own measures and duties on raw materials, for example, for countries with green energy is one price, and not with green energy is cheaper, so that they can develop and build ZE, when they are built, it is also more expensive. For our country, global warming is a blessing, and this should be declared to the world. The fact that a lot of things will need to be rebuilt beyond the Arctic Circle is so good. Firstly, not so much, and secondly, with modern construction methods this is not a problem, well, and investing money, which we have nowhere to do, so we give everything to our uncle, it's just a blessing for the country, not to mention that the infrastructure will be updated. In the end, people will go to the North, to the sea, a demographic boom not seen since the 30s.
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 2 January 2022 16: 34
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      For our country, global warming is a blessing, and this should be declared to the world. The fact that a lot of things will need to be rebuilt beyond the Arctic Circle is so good. Firstly, not so much, and secondly, with modern construction methods this is not a problem, well, and investing money, which we have nowhere to do, so we give everything to our uncle, it's just a blessing for the country, not to mention that the infrastructure will be updated. In the end, people will go to the North, to the sea, a demographic boom not seen since the 30s.

      Sometimes it’s better to keep silent.
      It is even better to visit those areas yourself, so as not to carry outright nonsense.
      For our country, the melting of permafrost is a big problem, I see no reason to be happy.

      PS I have always preferred the northern coast of the Black Sea to the southern coast of the White Sea.
      If you wish, you can check out the difference yourself.
      1. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
        sH, arK 3 January 2022 10: 43
        +1
        That's how it happens! :-) My neighbors (I live in Sochi, on that very Black Sea, from all windows I have a view of the sea, to which 400 meters in a straight line) go to the White Sea every summer. By car. They are trick divers. And at a depth of 20 meters, both Black and White are almost the same in temperature. But the difference is otherwise huge!

        The Black Sea is a beggar compared to the White! There are crabs with a claw span of 1 meter, and octopuses, and kelp thickets! And the transparency of the water! There is only one minus, but in summer water, the first meter, if there was no storm and it was hot it warms up to +18 ... And so, White in July is like Black in January :-)
        1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 3 January 2022 14: 43
          +1
          My neighbors (I live in Sochi, on that very Black Sea, from all windows I have a view of the sea, to which 400 meters in a straight line) go to the White Sea every summer. By car. They are trick divers. And at a depth of 20 meters, both Black and White are almost the same in temperature. But the difference is otherwise huge!

          Agree, diving is somewhat different from a family beach vacation.
          And even in our cool Baltic Sea +18 is rather the initial temperature for the beginning of the swimming season.

          By the way, about diving, welsh, as they say in our Sinyavinsky quarry.
          Get tons of impressions.

          Near the village of Yantarny and the village of Sinyavino there is a large waste and flooded amber quarry, which attracts divers and fans of wild recreation. A very picturesque place, steep green slopes, thickets of blackberries and wild sea buckthorn all around.

          The Walther Quarry is the place where amber was first industrially mined. After the war, ours developed a quarry for a long time, but in 1972-1975, industrial interest disappeared, and a new quarry began to be developed nearby. They simply stopped pumping water from "Walter", and it was filled with the purest spring water. Now the depth of the artificial lake reaches 30 meters, and the area of ​​the reservoir is about 1.8 square kilometers.


          On the territory of the lake, there is a PADI 5 * diving center "Demersus" (tel. + 7-906-217-58-79) and a diving club "Poseidon 39" (tel. + 7-9062-386306, + 7-9062-146627 ). If you have never dived before, here you can order a test dive with an instructor to see if you like it at all. Also, the diving center PADI 5 * "Demersus" provides an opportunity to place tents on the territory and rent a double room with conveniences.

          And a whole life froze under water in a quarry: a narrow-gauge railway going into the depths, a forest, an uneven and hilly bottom, various building structures and, of course, amber ...

          A feature of the quarry is also two thermoclines - this is when the warm and cold layers of water do not mix, and when diving, the upper body is still warm, and the legs are already cramping from the cold, since the temperature difference can be up to 10 degrees.

          https://malivi.ru/kgd/place/karer-ozero-sinyavinskiy/
          smile
      2. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
        NikolayN (Nikolai) 3 January 2022 11: 18
        -1
        And good day to you! Frankly, it's nice when you are quoted!
        Unlike you, he lived there and there. And for a very long time. You have correctly noted about keeping silent, I permit you to remove your stupidity.
      3. boriz Online boriz
        boriz (boriz) 3 January 2022 11: 37
        +1
        Sometimes it’s better to keep silent.
        It is even better to visit those areas yourself, so as not to carry outright nonsense.

        Did you manage to live in the USSR? A lot of people went to the North for a large salary and benefits for retirement. The state saw the need and created conditions for people to travel and work. The current state is not capable of this. More precisely, he doesn't need it in FIG. Officials are sawing the budget.
        1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 3 January 2022 15: 14
          +1
          Did you manage to live in the USSR? A lot of people went to the North for a large salary and benefits for retirement. The state saw the need and created conditions for people to travel and work.

          My savings were eaten by the Pavlovian reform, and they were putting on benefits already during the late Soviet Union.
          The well-known phrase "I did not send you there" was not invented under the current state ..

          I took part in one project of the late USSR.
          military unit 59962, Nyandoma; Arkhangelsk region. 1988-92
          I have not seen greater insanity in my life ..
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