The EU’s Nuclear Showdown Comes to a Head in Czechia

The EU’s Nuclear Showdown Comes to a Head in Czechia
Cooling towers of the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic, Sept. 27, 2011 (AP photo by Petr David Josek).

A fight over nuclear power is heating up in the European Union. While the Czech Republic and other Central and Eastern European states insist that the technology is vital to their transition from coal-generated energy, others in the bloc want to cut it out of the equation. The outcome of the debate could also help determine the fate of a stalled tender to build a new reactor at Dukovany, one of the country’s two existing nuclear power plants. Hopes in Prague were boosted in March when the Joint Research Center, an expert group for the European Commission, delivered a report […]

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