“The Netherlands’ new coalition government has placed nuclear power at the heart of its climate and energy policy. Some EUR500 million (USD564 million) has been earmarked to support new nuclear build in the period to 2025.
Borssele, the Netherlands’ only operating nuclear power plant (Image: EPZ)
‘We want to make every effort to keep our country and our planet liveable and habitable,’ wrote the VVD, D66, CDA and ChristenUnie parties. Today they released the coalition’s plans for the period to 2025 as the result of negotiations that began after the general election in March.
‘Nuclear energy can complement solar, wind and geothermal energy in the energy mix and can be used to produce hydrogen,’ the document said. ‘It also makes us less dependent on gas imports.'”