Emerging Europe backs nuclear power to solve energy needs

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Nuclear power is roaring back in Central Europe, with advanced plans for new reactors in Hungary, Czechia, Poland, Slovakia and Romania, as well as tentative plans for small modular reactors (SMRs) across the region beginning in the 2030s. Nuclear is seen by many countries as the solution to growing energy demand – due to the development of electromobility – and the need over the next few decades to replace ageing nuclear plants built with Soviet technology. It is often the preferred solution because of the drawbacks of other forms of energy generation. Emerging Europe needs to end its heavy d…

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