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Germany Jabs EU on Green Tag for Nuclear, Sees Role for Gas

  • Germany says use of nuclear power is creating waste problems
  • Gas only seen as temporary solution in green energy transition
The European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) Radeland 2 compressor station construction site, in Radeland, Germany.

The European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) Radeland 2 compressor station construction site, in Radeland, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Germany said it opposes the European Commission’s proposal to classify nuclear power as a sustainable energy source, while supporting a temporary green label for natural gas on a path to climate neutrality.

In a letter sent by the federal government to Brussels late Friday, Germany also called on the European Union’s executive arm to change the approval procedure for the bloc’s rulebook on sustainable investment to give member states and the EU Parliament a bigger say.