Poland receives US nuclear offer — Analysis
According to the Polish Climate ministry, on Monday the US sent six proposals to Poland to build nuclear reactors. This was in an effort to cut carbon emissions and eventually phase out coal.
Delivered to Poland’s Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa by US ambassador Mark Brzezinski, the proposal suggested that Washington and Warsaw create a detailed bilateral roadmap for the construction project, which is set to be finished by 2040.
“It’s more than a commercial offer, it reflects 18 months of work and millions of dollars spent on analysis and evaluations,”A spokesperson from the Westinghouse Electric Company said that the US company was bidding for the project.
Jennifer Granholm, US Secretary of Energy, called the report “a major step towards Poland’s development of a robust civil nuclear industry that is zero-carbon emitting and will result in another European source of energy that is free from Russian influence.”
“This project has the potential to ensure that the Polish people can receive the safest, most advanced, and reliable nuclear technology available,”The politician continued.
Polish officials expect the nuclear partner to acquire a 49% share in the company, as well as help in financing and managing the plants.
Now, the Warsaw government will consider US proposals and take a decision prior to annual discussions on technology this fall.
Washington’s offer comes shortly after Poland claimed that it had become the “locomotive of development”For Europe as a whole, and while questioning Germany’s energy policies that were allegedly misguided, which have been left out “ruins”.
“Germany’s policies have inflicted tremendous damage on Europe,”Mateusz Morawiecki was the Polish Prime Minister. He described the end of coal- and nuclear power as “premature”. The leader also criticized Berlin’s decision to allow the construction of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, and grilled Berlin for becoming energy dependent on Russia.
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