The European parliament has stressed the importance of nuclear energy in the fight against climate change in a non-legislative resolution adopted in Strasbourg on Wednesday. "Abandoning nuclear power will make it impossible to achieve the [EU] objectives set regarding reductions in greenhouse gas emissions," says the resolution, drafted in response to a paper on the future of conventional energy sources released by the European commission in January (EED 10/01/07). MEPs said fossil fuels would be needed "long-term" and urged greater use of combined heat and power technologies. See resolution and nuclear industry reaction.
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