Climate change and the environment
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Promotion of nuclear energy where renewable energy cannot be used
Health, I consider it very important that nuclear energy ceases to be regarded as dangerous or environmentally harmful. Certainly, there are better alternatives that do not produce radioactive waste and do not require such a number of investments in one location (solar panels, wind farms), but not all EU Member States have the natural conditions to exploit these energy sources. In these countries, there is a need to promote the safe construction of nuclear power plants which, compared to fossil fuel-fired power plants, have broken carbon dioxide emissions and produce incomparably less toxic substances, which, moreover, are not emitted into the air we breathe, but can be buried by someone deep into a country where they will not harm anyone. In particular, I find it extremely unfortunate to close operational nuclear power plants prematurely at a time when renewable energy sources are not able to fully compensate for the electricity shortfall resulting from their shutdown. Such a failure is then addressed by the construction of new power plants, most often those burning fossil fuels. Thus, the attempt to discard ‘unclean’ sources of electricity leads to the opposite. At the same time, with support for nuclear power, there is a need to invest in research into new types of nuclear reactors. For example, a thorium reactor, which needs much less rare fuel and whose waste products can be hazardous much shorter than the waste of existing reactors, seems to me to be a very suitable alternative. Thank you.
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