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Nuclear not included in EU technical recommendations, experts call for ‘more work’ on topic

A technical expert group of the European Commission has not included nuclear energy in its recommendations on the bloc’s proposed taxonomy regulation, saying it was unable to conclude that the industry’s value chain does not cause significant harm to other environmental objectives.

The report recommended that more extensive technical work is done on the so-called “do-no-significant-harm” aspects of nuclear energy. It said the work should be done by a team with “in-depth technical expertise” on nuclear life cycle technologies.

The recommendations are contained in the technical expert group’s report on sustainable finance published earlier this week. The report includes the group’s recommendations on the bloc’s taxonomy regulation, a classification system for the financing of sustainable economic activities.

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