Tomorrow, Thursday (September 15, 2022), the report on the update of the EU industrial strategy ("Report on the Implementation of the Updated New Industrial Strategy for Europe: aligning spending to policy") will be voted on in the plenary of the European Parliament.
Henrike Hahn, Member of the European Parliament (The Greens/EFA), deputy speaker and industrial policy speaker of the German delegation comments:
"I am pleased with the very personal negotiation success that nuclear energy in the form of small modular nuclear power plants will not be part of the European industrial strategy. Furthermore, Carbon Contracts for Difference are now recognized as an important instrument in the current climate and energy crisis also at EU level.
We need a European industrial strategy that helps to achieve our climate goals - without nuclear power, sustainable and future-proof. The future of sustainable and competitive industry must be in Europe.
A European industrial strategy must help to become independent of Putin's blackmail attempts and at the same time ensure the sustainable competitiveness of European industry and companies. The European industrial strategy is now focussing on energy savings and energy efficiency. Recycling, substitution of primary (critical) raw materials and circular economy are important demands of the updated EU industrial strategy for ensuring security of supply."
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