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European Union won’t be including nuclear power in its plan to get off Russian gas

Why the EU didn’t include nuclear energy in its plan to get off Russian gas

CNBC, MAR 9 2022 ” ………………………………….Nuclear power is a polarized source of energy in the EU………………….    Public sentiment around nuclear power affects local politics and in the EU, those sentiments change country by country. When the European Commission suggested in February that nuclear and coal could play a role in the transition to clean energy, it drew ire from many European leaders…………….

nuclear has always been a difficult topic for the EU as certain countries, like France and Finland, are pro-nuclear and other countries, like Germany and Sweden, are against nuclear,” explained Kim Talus, a professor of energy law at Tulane University.

Public sentiment aside, ramping up nuclear power takes time, which Europe does not have in its plan to lessen its dependence on Russian gas.

………………..  https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/09/why-eu-didnt-include-nuclear-energy-in-plan-to-get-off-russian-gas.html

March 10, 2022 - Posted by | EUROPE, politics

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