Slovakia's new Mochovce 3 reactor is slated to start up and generate electricity this year with unit 4 following in 2023, according to an energy security report released by the Slovakian Ministry of Economy. Once it starts up, Mochovce 3 will immediately tip Slovakia's energy balance back to an export footing.
EV and storage technology are displaying rampant expansion. The two markets share a common trait: the need for huge numbers of modern batteries – mainly the lithium-ion variant. Increasing demand calls for a swift uptake in production capacity, and Europe is no exception.
The European Union plans to raise its target to tackle global warming under the Paris climate agreement, although the upgrade is unlikely to happen in time for this year's UN climate summit.
Germany's Vice Chancellor defended the government's commitment to ending the use of nuclear power at the end of this year, arguing that keeping its few remaining reactors running would be complex and would do little to address the problems caused by a possible natural gas shortfall.
The European Parliament has decided to back EU rules labelling investments in gas and nuclear power plants as climate-friendly The European Parliament has decided to back EU rules labelling investments...
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into whether public support for a new nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic is in line with EU state aid rules.