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Nuclear energy might be good for European Union

Brussels, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) In a scenario of polarized visions, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Thursday supported the convenience of more nuclear plants to produce energy in the European Union (EU).

‘There are different opinions’ among the countries of the bloc, noted the official, who called to take into account that ‘nuclear technologies can play an important role in the transitions towards clean energy.’

They can contribute to climate objectives, energy security and stabilize electricity prices, said the representative of the Community Executive at a summit on the subject, sponsored by Belgium and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

She said that the EU’s current difficulties in gaining access to Russian fuel supplies have led many countries to reconsider ‘the potential role’ of nuclear energy.

The European Commission estimates that nuclear power generation should continue to grow alongside the increased use of renewables sources to act as a component of ‘the backbone of EU energy production by 2050,’ Von der Leyen said.

In this regard, she called for government support to guarantee investments in nuclear energy, whose contribution to electricity security should be adequately valued and remunerated.