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America’s Engineers Recognize EU’s Embrace of Nuclear Technology as “Sustainable”

ASME Standards Help Ensure Safe, Reliable, Low-Carbon Energy

WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to Tom Costabile, executive director/CEO of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), reacting to the European Parliament’s vote to keep nuclear energy technology in the European Commission’s Taxonomy of Sustainable Activities.

“ASME recognizes the European Parliament’s decision to keep nuclear energy in the European Commission’s Taxonomy of Sustainable Activities. ASME’s standards and certification programs for nuclear infrastructure help ensure the safe, reliable generation of low-carbon energy. We also support the development and deployment of advanced modular reactor technology. ASME will continue to collaborate with our European and global partners to ensure nuclear is a part of the solution for a greener future.”

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ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. In 2020, ASME formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community, and later established the holding company, Global Knowledge Solutions LLC. In 2021, ASME launched a second for-profit subsidiary, Metrix Connect LLC, an industry events and content platform to accelerate digital transformation in the engineering community and an agent for the Mechanical Engineering® brand of media products. For more information, visit www.asme.org.