Disruption of Poland's nuclear program will return the country to Russian gas


The Polish government approved the "Polish Energy policies until 2040 ”(PEP 2040). However, the discussion around the country's energy strategy, which could help meet the requirements of the European Union to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions, does not stop, writes the Polish online edition Biznes Alert.


The EU plans to reach "zero emissions" of carbon dioxide by 2050. During this time, Warsaw expects to carry out a major restructuring economics, energy and industry to carry out the energy transition.

Poland now gets most of its electricity from domestic coal. At the same time, Warsaw wants to stake on nuclear energy, giving up in the near future (until 2023) from Russian natural gas, and in the future from coal completely.

Skeptics from the United Poland Party warn that the ambitious program will cost 1,6 trillion zlotys ($ 432 billion). However, the program does not say where this colossal money will come from. Perhaps the government is hoping for loans from Washington.

Many experts believe that Brussels simply won't give Warsaw that much money. Today it is known that the EU is ready to provide Poland with 57 billion euros in loans and grants, but only for "green projects", i.e. not at a nuclear power plant. At the same time, Warsaw must submit documents by April 2021 and have time to invest in projects until 2024.

At the same time, voices of other disaffected are heard. But they believe that the said program is "not bold enough." At the same time, they do not say where to get the money.

The document stipulates a tight schedule for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland. According to him, the first power unit should be commissioned in 2033. It should cover 20% of the country's electricity needs.

However, there are pitfalls. For example, the French builders of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant (with the EPR reactor) in Finland are already 11 years off schedule. At the same time, no one guarantees that the same will not happen with proposals from the United States, Japan or South Korea. Therefore, there is no time for the buildup, because the disruption of the nuclear program will return Poland to Russian gas, the Polish media sums up.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 11 February 2021 20: 03
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    Have the Ukrainians already prepared a burial ground for nuclear waste from Poland in Kiev? laughing
    1. Robot Bobot Offline Robot Bobot
      Robot Bobot (Robot Bobot Free Thinking Machine) 11 February 2021 23: 49
      0
      and it was prepared, who would have thought - right under Kuev!
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 11 February 2021 23: 10
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    The Americans have forgotten how to build a nuclear power plant, over the past 30 years they have not built anything, if I am not mistaken with the French, the same thing, 2 blocks in each construction. As for the Koreans, I will not say, they seem to be building something in India. There remain China in which Russia is building a nuclear power plant and the world leader Rosatom itself. In general, the Germans have already been told where to turn.

  3. Robot Bobot Offline Robot Bobot
    Robot Bobot (Robot Bobot Free Thinking Machine) 11 February 2021 23: 47
    +1
    They have no money for nuclear power plants and will not have money, so turn the gas, psheki!
  4. Oder Offline Oder
    Oder (Wojciech) 12 February 2021 10: 27
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    Poland is good, it is like one big family, sometimes absurd, but wants to live in its own way, at a decent level - not to listen to anyone ...

    Stop disliking us so, Russians!

    Come to wonderful, beautiful and free Poland - don't be afraid, no one will do anything to you ...

    Let's drink good Polish vodka, eat good Polish sausage - we still have four-finger lard! ...
  5. alex5450 Offline alex5450
    alex5450 (Alex L) 12 February 2021 16: 11
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    Europeans need to first decide for themselves exactly how they will receive energy when the demand for it increases. If this is a fantastic transition to hydrogen, then there should be Poles in the project. If the green lobby can offer Warsaw nothing but gas, then let them think about where to get it. Or put up with a nuclear station close by.