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The EU's nuclear option: white elephant or essential low carbon generation?

April 15, 2016 (6:04 mins)



The EU will need to invest up to Eur500 billion in new nuclear by 2050, just to replace much of the old nuclear due to go offline by then, according to the latest European Commission estimates. With far-reaching changes in the EU power market design looming, and European baseload power prices heading for new lows, Siobhan Hall, Petra Witowski and Benjamin Leaveau discuss whether nuclear have a long-term future in the EU's energy mix?


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