Stop the greenwashing of gas and nuclear power in the taxonomy

⚠️ BREAKING: the Environment and Economics committees already voted against the EU taxonomy! We need one final push to stop this greenwashing of gas and nuclear energy. Tell your MEPs to vote the taxonomy down in the plenary vote in July. Sign the petition now.

On Wednesday 2 February, the EU Commission proposed to declare nuclear power and fossil natural gas as "sustainable investments". This will not only call European climate neutrality into question, it will also increase our dependency on the import of fossil fuel including from dubious regimes like Russia.

By trying to put a green label on an outdated fossil fuel like gas and on problematic and expensive nuclear energy, the European Commission is delaying our European energy transition. Our best guarantee for secure, sustainable and affordable energy is scaling up investments in renewables. We can’t afford to lose time and confuse investors by polluting the EU rules on sustainable investments with fossil gas and nuclear power. Stop the greenwashing of fossil fuels and nuclear power!

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Four arguments why we have to stop this taxonomy proposal (click to expand)

That's what it's about in detail: The European Commission has been working for months on a new EU standard for sustainable investments, the so-called EU taxonomy. This standard will define which economic activities can be considered sustainable. The classification as a sustainable investment can have large consequences both for private and public investment. The taxonomy will be used to identify sustainable investment products and other financial sector standards such as the EU standard for green bonds. Also, all large companies will have to disclose to what extent they meet the taxonomy requirements.

The taxonomy is also likely to be used in future decisions on European and national public subsidies. If the Commission gets its way, this could lead to additional tax payers money flowing into gas and nuclear energy.

Michael Bloss 🇩🇪 - Bas Eickhout 🇳🇱 - Ernest Urtasun 🇪🇸 - Damien Careme 🇫🇷 - Yannick Jadot 🇫🇷 - Michèle Rivasi 🇫🇷 - Eleonora Evi 🇮🇹
Members of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA

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