Nuclear build moves forward in Poland despite hurdles

Citing energy security needs, Poland is moving forward with plans to build its first nuclear reactor despite low wholesale power prices and a tepid economy, Reuters news service reports.

According to reports, Poland has overcome initial legal and regulator barriers to opening  its first commercial nuclear reactor by 2023. An IAEA official said that, while low electricity prices and a slowing economy were a challenge for the $15 billion project, other concerns, like the need country’s need for energy security, made nuclear power attractive. Currently, Poland produces 90 percent of its electricity from coal, according to Reuters.

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