Nuclear and governance to be pressure points in Taxonomy trilogue

US nuclear power plant near New York from Fotolia 230x150
By Jean Comte, Jon Hay
25 Sep 2019

National governments of the European Union have reached agreement on the law that will implement the Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities, even though Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Greece are unhappy that nuclear power has not been specifically excluded. There could be fights over that issue when the Parliament and Commission negotiate with the Council in a 'trilogue'.

The Council of member states' resolution on Monday September 23, adopting its text for the Taxonomy law, includes an Annex, which the Council invited negotiators to "take note" of. 

This was a joint statement by Germany, Austria and Luxembourg, which had tried in the past few weeks to have ...

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