The Nuclear Energy Debate in the European Union
Against a backdrop of a strong global discourse on mitigating climate change and adopting a cohesive environmental policy, the debate on nuclear power is becoming increasingly important. As part of the fall-out of the oil crisis in the 1970s, nuclear energy emerged as a major game-changer in Europe, critically highlighting the need to achieve energy security. At present, the European Union (EU) is largely divided when it comes to employing nuclear energy as a long-term solution for cutting emissions. Swati Prabhu and Gulshan Sachdeva examine the ongoing nuclear energy debate in the EU and the consequent public reaction it faces in different member states. They also attempt to analyse the nuclear policy pursued by India, and the possibilities for cooperation with the country’s European partners.
KeywordsEuropean Union Nuclear energy Climate change Energy Union Fukushima Euratom
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