Netherlands Planning to Build Two New Nuclear Plants by 2035

The Dutch government is planning to build two new nuclear plants by 2035, which are expected to supply up to 13% of the country’s total electricity needs. The government hopes the plants will play an important role in the Netherlands’ energy transition, as the country aims to become carbon neutral in power generation by 2040.

Sustainable sources accounted for 12% of the Netherlands’ energy production last year.

The country currently has only one nuclear plant operational, in Borssele. The government wants to build the new plants close to it.

The government had earlier earmarked €5 billion for building new nuclear power plants, out of a total fund of €35 billion dedicated to funding the energy transition in the coming decade.

Building of the two new nuclear plants is expected to start in 2028.

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