So easy to reduce the CO2 emissions. The answer of the Slovenian government is: more nuclear. Today it joined the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, under the leadership of the US.
It’s true that the recent EU Energy debates have seen a revival of the pro & contra nuclear energy groups, but the stand of the Slovenian government seems simplistic. It looks like the only serious method of reducing CO2 emissions and thus complying with the new CO2 reduction committments of the EU, is nuclear. It also seems that the only new source of energy that Slovenia will seriously consider is another nuclear reactor alongside the current one in Krško. Although scientific comments point to the fact that there is not enough cold water to cool the plant…there is almost no debate on renewables or alternative sources of energy. The only wind-energy project, was a flop.
I would of course not dare to say that it’s related to the strong pro-nuclear position of Romana Jordan Cizelj, MEP (EPP) who has always been the “energy minister” in the shadow of the Janša government. So the rumour goes.
I wonder what the reactions will be tomorrow when the news makes it to the main newspapers.