Taxonomy ducks gas and caves on bioenergy

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By Jon Hay
21 Apr 2021

The detailed rules for the EU Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities look set to come into force, as the European Commission published them on Wednesday, after weeks of intense lobbying and negotiation that had raised the prospect of them being delayed again. Gas will not enter the Taxonomy for now and will be dealt with in separate legislation, but nuclear power could enter the Taxonomy later this year, alarming greens.

“They’ve kicked the toxic can along the road,” said Sven Giegold, German Green MEP. “The big questions on what to do with nuclear and gas are put to the future. This is not over — when the nuclear issue is discussed, we will have at the same time ...

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