Nuclear power, a strategic asset toward reducing EU CO2 emissions
The European Union (EU) has committed to reducing CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 to achieve a low-carbon economy by 2050... The objectives set by the EU in the fight against
climate change are ambitious. To attain them, the Union relies on renewable energies and nuclear energy, which to date remains the largest source of low-carbon electricity in Europe (i.e., more than one quarter).
Nuclear power, a pillar of European energy security
availability and geographical diversity of uranium resources guarantee
secure supply to the EU. Moreover, the price of electricity is little
affected by fluctuations in the price of nuclear fuel,
in contrast to oil and gas. All these assets make nuclear energy a
particularly reliable source of electricity and a pillar of European
Orano contributes to the European Union’s security of supply through
mining activities and its uranium conversion and enrichment plants located in Europe.
Safely and sustainably managing used nuclear fuel
sustainably managing spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste is a
priority for Europe. Each Member State has ultimate responsibility for
the radioactive waste produced on its soil
and must take the necessary measures to ensure the safe and sustainable
management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.
With reference facilities for the treatment and recycling of used fuel, Orano offers its European customers competitive
industrial solutions for the sustainable management of their radioactive waste.
Orano, partner to EU states in their decommissioning projects
also plays an essential part in Europe in the decommissioning of
nuclear installations at the end of their cycle. The experts of the
Orano Dismantling and Services unit intervene
on several European sites.