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EU Green Rulebook Saga Rumbles on as Austria Takes Bloc to Court

  • Nuclear, gas decision made to please industry, Gewessler says
  • Austria has earlier fought several European nuclear projects
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Austria, one of the continent’s starkest opponents of nuclear power, filed a challenge against the European Union’s decision to declare the fuel and natural gas as clean energies.

The country filled the suit over the EU’s new classification system known as taxonomy on Friday at the European Court of Justice, according to Energy Minister Leonore Gewessler. The classification provides guidelines for investors to establish which investments can be considered environmentally friendly in order to spur the energy transition.