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Polish Briefing 21 November, 2018 9:00 am   
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Polish Briefing: The government has still not decided on the future of nuclear

What goes on in Poland on the 21st of November.

Tchórzewski: The government has still not decided on the future of nuclear

The minister of energy Krzysztof Tchórzewski revealed at the World Nuclear Spotlight Poland conference that the government still did not decide on the future of the Polish Nuclear Power Program.

– We are done with debates in Poland and with the European Commission. In the government forum, this matter is still pending – admitted the minister. – The Ministry of Energy has made an internal decision that under the energy policy of the state and the plan we should present to the European Commission that we want to see nuclear energy there. It is connected with the growing demand for electricity.

– Together with the development, social aspirations that increase the demand for electricity grow. By 2030, consumption could increase by around 25 percent. The creation of a nuclear power plant will help not only in this matter, it is also important to reduce emissions. In addition, we will develop renewable energy, but unless we are sure about their stability, conventional sources will be needed – the conference guest explained.

– The creation of a nuclear power plant will help not only in this matter, it is also important to reduce emissions. In addition, we will develop renewable energy, but until we are sure about its stability, conventional sources will be needed – Tchórzewski argued. – The development of wind energy is hampered by social opposition, there is a movement opposing windmills, numbering about one hundred thousand people, and we as Law and Justice, have decided that we will be leaning towards other sources of energy.

– We have about 300 entities in Poland that have competence to work in the nuclear industry. If we look at the investment stage, nuclear power is expensive. If we look at the costs of emissions, fuel costs and operating time, then this energy seems cheaper. Everything seems to indicate that as Poland, we should go in this direction and I, as a minister of energy, support it and it can be said that I am fighting for it – he added.

The minister of energy announced that in the perspective of 2040, nuclear power can be up to 10 GW. – If it comes out practically, then we will see, I will be satisfied even if it will be only 6 GW – said Tchórzewski.