Green Energy Option: Europe Seeks to Swap Russian Gas for Nuclear

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After a 20-year political battle, Belgium was ready to close its nuclear plants by 2025, but the war in Ukraine and rising energy prices forced a U-turn and reignited debate across Europe over the best route. towards a safe and low-carbon future. energy future.

Christophe Collignon, mayor of Huy, whose skyline and history are dominated by the Tihange nuclear plant, said most people in the medieval town in eastern Belgium welcomed the decision to extend the aging reactor’s life until 2035.

“Sometimes you have to be more pragmatic and less ideological,” said Collignon, who recalls opening the first plant in 1975, adding that everyone in Huy knows someone who works there.

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