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Report by the European Group on Ethics


At the request from the President of the European Commission, the European Group on Ethics (EGE) on Science and New Technologies accepted to write an Opinion on the ethical impact of research on different energy sources. The Opinion of EGE was presented at the symposium on 'Benefits and Limitations of Nuclear Fission for a Low Carbon Economy' in February 2013. The EGE proposed using an integrated ethical framework to evaluate future energy sources, where one should achieve best possible equilibrium between access rights, security of energy supply, safety, and sustainability, in light of social, environmental and economic concerns.

The press release concerning the opinion and the full report can be downloaded here

Press release