LMP calls on EP not to support ‘labelling nuclear energy and natural gas green’

Opposition LMP, as a member of the European Greens party group, called on Hungarian lawmakers in the European Parliament not to support "labelling nuclear energy and natural gas green".

Co-leader of the party Erzsebet Schmuck told an online press conference on Friday that she had written a letter jointly with Laszlo Lorant Keresztes, head of parliament’s sustainable development committee, asking all Hungarian MEPs not to give their support.

She said that a resolution would go before the EP in July and the European Commission had submitted an amendment proposal to this resolution “under pressure” from the nuclear energy and natural gas lobby. The amendment proposal would label a significant part of natural gas and nuclear energy projects as sustainable, she added.

The resolution will serve as a guideline to investors concerning what sustainable projects to invest in, she said. Approving the amendment proposal would be a great drawback to Europe’s green transition plan, going against the target to achieve climate neutrality by the middle of the century, she added.

Schmuck said that these sources of energy severely pollute the environment.

The EP’s economic and environmental protection committees have not supported the amendment, “but we have not yet won the battle and the unscrupulous pushiness of the nuclear and fossil energy lobbies must be reined in now,” she said.


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