The best thing to do to win back public opinion in Europe and globally is to build reactors on time and on budget, Jean-Paul Poncelet told EurActiv.sk at the European Nuclear Energy Forum in Bratislava. The United Kingdom is an important country for nuclear energy. Is Brexit a hurdle for the development of nuclear energy in the EU? First of all, Brexit goes well beyond nuclear. We are losing the EU’s second economy. Regarding nuclear, it is a pity they are leaving. Because in the course of the last years they demonstrated exactly what we should do. They were courageous enough to review what they did before. They were the driver of the deregulation of the electricity market 25 years ago. They have (again) deeply reformed the electricity market with a system called contract for difference. It is an agreement allowing them to support private investment in the long term. I definitely believe this is the way the EU should go.
Euractiv 18th Nov 2016 read more »