In a debate on nuclear energy in the December CoR plenary ECR member Ádám Karácsony reminds participants that the EU Treaty gives the right to EU Member States to define their energy mix and can therefore opt for nuclear if they wish.
In achieving Green Deal objectives Mr Karácsony urged for household expenditure to not be increased and for burdens to be counterbalanced, especially in less developed regions. In fact, the cost of climate change should be financed to a greater extent by the large emitters according to Ádám Karácsony seeing as the "EU is only responsible for less than 8% of global emissions".
In the same vein as meeting Green Deal objectives, member of the local government of Tahitótfalu Mr Karácsony highlighted the benefits of nuclear energy: "it is emission free and can play a key role in achieving climate neutrality", he stated. In fact, the ECR member reiterates its importance in meeting climate targets in several instances and stated "we simply cannot succeed without nuclear power".