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Urenco signs EU nuclear manifesto

02 July 2019

Urenco and 24 other EU nuclear companies have presented a joint manifesto to EU policymakers calling for action to achieve a decarbonised Europe by 2050 while maintaining growth and jobs.

The manifesto states that in order to meet the EU’s ambition to decarbonise its economy, investment is needed in Europe in both the long-term operation of the current nuclear fleet and the construction of new nuclear capacity. Partnership between the EU institutions, Member states and the European nuclear industry is required to maintain capacity and security supply, achieve cost effectiveness, undertake research and development, ensure responsible nuclear stewardship, promote export opportunities and enhance employment and skills within the industry.

Further recommendations included agreeing an ambitious net-zero CO2 emissions target for the EU in 2050 and encouraging investment in all competitive, low carbon energy options.

The other manifesto signatories were: Ansaldo Nucleare, CEA, CEZ Group, EDF, EDF Energy, EnergoAtom, Engie Electrabel, Fennovoima, Fortum, Framatome, Kozloduy NPP, MVM Group, Nuclear Industry Association, National Nuclear Laboratory, Nuclearelectrica, Orano, swissnuclear, Synatom, Tecnatom, TVO, Uniper Sweden, Vattenfall, Westinghouse. More detail can be seen on the website of FORATOM, the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry.

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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