The new European Climate Commissioner, Maros Sefcovic, believes that nuclear energy is very important in the fight against climate change. “If you look at many projections for 2050 and beyond, I honestly haven’t seen any predictions that climate neutrality could be achieved without nuclear power,” he said, according to the “Welt” newspaper. on the sidelines of the UN. General meeting in New York.
This 57-year-old took over as climate commissioner from Dutchman Frans Timmermans in August. He left the European Commission to present himself as the first candidate of the red-green electoral alliance in the legislative elections in his country of origin.
Sefcovic stressed that the energy sources used by an EU country are a sovereign decision of the respective governments. “We see some member states recently investing in the construction of new nuclear power plants,” said the Slovakian. There is great economic interest in developing small reactors, which he believes constitute an option for the future.
There is still a struggle at European level over the future role of nuclear energy. Countries like France see it as a useful technology to make energy production climate-friendly. Germany and Austria, however, are critical of nuclear energy in the EU.
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