Alerts Energy Nuclear 22 January, 2024 7:35 am   

Climate Minister in talks with the US ambassador about nuclear power

Minister-i-wiceminister-klimatu-oraz-ambasador-USA-1536×998 Minister Paulina Hennig-Kloska, Miłosz Motyka Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment and US Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski. Picture by Ministry of Climate and Environment.

The Ministry of Climate and Environment had to deny speculations about changing the location of the NPP in Pomerania, and now the Minister is talking to the US Ambassador about cooperation with the new government.

The Climate Ministry informed about a meeting between Minister Paulina Hennig-Kloski and US Ambassador Mark Brzezinski. “During the meeting, the parties discussed cooperation between Poland and the United States for the development of nuclear energy,” the ministry said.

Earlier, the Ministry had to deny reports about changing the location of Poland’s firs NPP. The speculations started after statements made by Pomerania’s voivode who had already retracted her remarks. The talks with the Americans could concern the implementation of the project agreement for Polish Nuclear Power Plants, Bechtel and Westinghouse, as well as negotiations for a construction contract. According to the existing plans, preparations as part of the project agreement are expected to take 1.5 years so that construction can begin in 2026.

The change of government did not change the government’s approach to the atom project in Pomerania, according to the ministry’s statement. However, it is still unclear whether the powers in relation to nuclear energy will be divided between the Ministry of Climate, other ministries, or the position of the Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, which has not yet been manned, but is established in the law.

Wojciech Jakóbik