Most political parties now 'talk the talk' on climate change but when it comes down to it do they 'walk the walk'? Click on the different issues below to find out how MEPs voted in these important climate and energy votes. Once you have chosen the issue, you can choose to see how a whole political group voted or how MEPs from the same group in your country voted.go to Top
Nuclear power is not a solution for climate change. The nuclear industry is in global decline and any attempts to reverse this decline would be both overly costly and would not be realised in time to contribute to the urgently-needed greenhouse gas reductions. This is not to mention the massive risks associated with nuclear power and the unresolved question of how to safely deal with dangerous radioactive waste. For this reason it is necessary to phase-out nuclear and focus on sustainable and safe energy sources that can help deliver greenhouse gas reductions and give us a secure energy supply. The European Parliament adopted a report on the future energy policy of the EU in 2009 and the Greens tabled an amendment calling for a phase-out plan for nuclear. The amendment was defeated by a large majority.
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