The energy crisis that broke out after the Russia-Ukraine war was deeply felt in Europe. Many countries have started to seek alternative energy.
The use of coal increased, and nuclear energy began to be used more. The last step on the subject came from Sweden.
The Stockholm administration has announced plans to build at least 10 new nuclear reactors over the next 20 years. However, experts reacted to Sweden’s move.
It was noted that the Scandinavian country’s plan would be too costly. It was pointed out that the planned reactors will be late to meet the energy needs of the country.
“Electricity production in the country should be doubled”
In the past weeks, the Swedish Ministry of Climate announced that electricity production in the country must be doubled in order to achieve climate targets.
“Nuclear energy will play a decisive role in achieving this,” the statements were used.
No public support
Sweden currently has 6 nuclear reactors and they account for 30 percent of the country’s electricity production.
It is also known that the new plan did not receive strong support from the public in Sweden, where there are discussions that the cost of new reactors will burden taxpayers.