Push to build second nuclear reactor by 2035

While a decision on a new nuclear reactor in Slovenia is still pending, it could be built and running by 2035 if things proceed without hiccups, according to a senior official of Gen Energija, the company which manages Slovenia's only nuclear power station in Krško.

Given that Slovenia plans to phase out coal by 2033, it will depend on imports for roughly 60% of its electricity needs unless new generation capacity is in place, chief operating officer Danijel Levičar said on 24 January.

This shortfall can be partly offset by increased investment in wind and solar, but by no...

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