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Help coal-dependent countries switch to nuclear, ministers tell EU

Help coal-dependent countries switch to nuclear, ministers tell EU

If the European Commission is serious about its efforts to support the post-virus economic recovery and to achieving a clean energy transition, then it will correct the omission of nuclear energy in its Green Deal package and in the EU Taxonomy, Czech and Polish ministers have written in letters to Frans Timmermans and Kadri Simons, respectively the first vice president of the European Commission and the European commissioner for energy.

Energy & Environment 24 June 2020


Polish climate minister lists benefits of adopting nuclear

Polish climate minister lists benefits of adopting nuclear

Nuclear power will give Poland energy security, keep its rapid industrialisation cost-competitive and help it to achieve climate neutrality, Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka said during a Nuclear Energy Agency WebChat this week. In conversation with NEA Director General William Magwood, Kurtyka said Poland had long-coveted nuclear power and was looking forward to the many benefits it offers as the country plans a clean energy future.

Nuclear Policies 17 June 2020


Poland, USA underscore commitment to new nuclear projects

Poland, USA underscore commitment to new nuclear projects

Poland will soon start the tender process for developers interested in participating in its first nuclear power plant project, Piotr Naimski, government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, said following the third US-Poland Strategic Dialogue on Energy held in Washington DC last week. Poland's Climate Minister Michał Kurtyka, who was also at the meeting, has commented on the country's pro-nuclear policy as a way to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants.

Nuclear Policies 02 March 2020


Austria fails to turn neighbours against nuclear power

Austria fails to turn neighbours against nuclear power

Austria failed to dent the Visegrád Group of countries' enthusiasm for nuclear power as a solution to climate change during their meeting in Prague yesterday. This was evident during a press conference held after the V4 and Austria summit by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak prime ministers, Andrej Babiš, Viktor Orbán, Mateusz Morawiecki and Peter Pellegrini, respectively.

Nuclear Policies 17 January 2020


Poland sets financing target for nuclear plant

Poland sets financing target for nuclear plant

Poland expects to conclude talks on the financing of its first nuclear power plant "in a matter of months", a senior government official said during the Polish-US Nuclear Industry Forum in Warsaw yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2019


GEH signs agreement for small modular reactor in Poland

GEH signs agreement for small modular reactor in Poland

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has announced an agreement to collaborate on the potential application of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor technology in Poland. The North Carolina, USA-headquartered company said yesterday it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Synthos SA, a Polish manufacturer of synthetic rubber and one of the country's biggest producers of chemical raw materials.

New Nuclear 22 October 2019


Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

Poland is preparing to build its first nuclear power units in the Pomerania region in the north of the country, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told Polish Radio on 14 May. The government plans to build a nuclear power plant by 2033.

Nuclear Policies 16 May 2019


Local support rises for construction of Polish plant

Local support rises for construction of Polish plant

Support for the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant remains high among residents in the three areas under consideration for hosting the facility, the latest survey commissioned by PGE EJ1 shows.

Nuclear Policies 07 March 2019


Viewpoint: There is no Holy Grail of energy

Viewpoint: There is no Holy Grail of energy

Germany already knows that it will fail to achieve the CO2 emission reduction targets set for 2020, and the gap will be quite significant. That’s why it is postponing the closure of coal-fired power plants and is building Nord Stream 2, writes Józef Sobolewski, director of the Nuclear Energy Department in Poland's Ministry of Energy.

Perspectives 17 December 2018


Nuclear included in Poland's draft energy policy

Nuclear included in Poland's draft energy policy

Poland's first nuclear power plant will be in operation by 2033, according to a draft energy policy document released for public consultation by the Ministry of Energy. The document envisages 6-9 GWe of nuclear capacity in operation by 2043, accounting for about 10% of Poland's electricity generation.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2018