Deputy Energy Minister: in the foreseeable future, the capacity of nuclear power plants will double worldwide
In the foreseeable future, the capacity of nuclear power plants in the world will double and reach 870,000 megawattas noted by Belarus’ Deputy Energy Minister Denis Moroz in his talk with STV channel
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Earlier, Germany turned off the last three operating nuclear power plants. On the night of April 16th, operations at the three last nuclear power plants in Germany – Emsland in Lower Saxony, Isar 2 in Bavaria and Neckarwestheim 2 in Baden-Württemberg – were shut down. Commenting on this information, Denis Moroz said, “Nuclear power plants are shutting down somewhere. Meanwhile, 30 countries have now announced that they are ready to launch nuclear power plants in the near future. The states that shout the most about our supposedly wrong nuclear power plant are now the first to declare that they are ready to build a nuclear power plant. In the foreseeable future, the capacity of nuclear power plants in the world will double and reach 870,000 megawatts. This is a huge number.”
According to Denis Moroz, today the share of electricity generated at nuclear power plants in the world is about 10 percent.
“In the near future, this figure will grow. The external energy perimeter leads to the fact that all countries are turning to nuclear energy. Why? Because it is for a long time and it is a relatively cheap energy resource. Most importantly, it is environmentally friendly,” said Denis Moroz.