Are nuclear power plants eco-friendly? return?… Conclusion coming out this week

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Nuclear power could be an issue in this election. Controversy is also heating up in Europe, Germany has a policy of shutting down nuclear power plants and France is on the contrary, classifying it as green energy and building more.

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Nuclear power could be an issue in this election. Controversy is also heating up in Europe, Germany has a policy of shutting down nuclear power plants and France is on the contrary, classifying it as green energy and building more. Whether nuclear power is eco-friendly or not, our country’s conclusion is due this week.

This is Jang Se-man, a reporter specializing in the environment.

It is a so-called green classification system in progress in Europe, which selects and lists only eco-friendly among all industries and economic activities, and uses it as a guideline for future financial investment.

If it is excluded here, it means that a return ticket is attached.

The EU has been promoting it for three years, and it will be implemented from the beginning of next year.

The biggest issues are nuclear power and natural gas.

Germany has a plan to close all nuclear power plants by next year, while France is fighting to build more and classify them as green energy.

After the tension between pro-nuclear and anti-nuclear power plants, the European Commission conducted a separate investigation.

The answer to the survey report in March was that ‘nuclear power plants are close to eco-friendly’.

Again, objections abounded over this report, and the characterization regulation of nuclear power plants, which was to be finalized last week, was postponed to next year.

Natural gas is also a concern.

As Russia recently shut down gas pipelines, natural gas prices in Europe soared nearly tenfold compared to this time last year.

Under this circumstance, if nuclear power and natural gas are excluded from the green classification, it is a concern for Europe that the already high energy price could be further raised.

Following the drafting of the green classification system, our government is also trying to outpace Europe and finalize it on the 30th of this month.

Nuclear power is excluded from our draft.

This reflects the current government’s policy to phase out nuclear power, stating that nuclear power cannot be regarded as an eco-friendly energy.

Since existing power generation methods such as coal have already been classified as eco-friendly, how much energy demand can be met with renewable energy such as solar and wind power will determine the success or failure of the government’s energy policy.

(Video editing: Choi Hye-young, Park Ji-in, CG: Kim Jong-un)

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