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Central Europe bets on nuclear in energy plans

A boost for nuclear power and renewable energy in the region may constrain the growth of gas-fired electricity generation A boost for nuclear power and renewable energy in the region may constrain the growth of gas-fired electricity generation.
By Anna Gumbau 23 January 2020 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34962
The existing Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. (MVM)

The key issue: The countries of the Visegrad Group in Central and Eastern Europe are betting on nuclear power to reduce their dependence on coal, the final National Energy and Climate Plans submitted to the European Commission show.

Interfax analysis: While several EU member states – including Spain, France and Germany – are planning to phase out nuclear energy, Central European countries seem to be moving in the opposite direction to reduce their dependence on coal and lignite.

Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and...