EU Energy Policy

EU states go their own way on nuclear

Some European countries are forging ahead with nuclear power even as others are trying to move away from it Some European countries are forging ahead with nuclear power even as others are trying to move away from it.
By Andreas Walstad 27 November 2018 0 33454
The Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. (Electrabel)

While Some European countries are phasing out nuclear power, others are considering building new reactors as an alternative to gas and coal. 

Germany and Belgium are planning to phase out nuclear power by 2022 and 2025 respectively, while Spain is considering the future of its ageing fleet. 

However, the Polish government has signalled its support for a nuclear power plant and may announce further details during the COP24 climate summit in Katowice in December, according to well-placed sources. Indeed, Poland’s official...