A draft legislation concerning the settlement to construct two new reactors on the nation’s sole nuclear energy plant in Cernavoda was adopted by the federal government, that means parliament will now debate the textual content.
“It’s a crucial legislation, which I hope shall be adopted as quickly as doable by my colleagues within the Parliament, as a way to transfer ahead with the challenge of the brand new items from Cernavodă,” Power Minister Virgil Popescu stated in a information launch.
Parliament will now need to inexperienced mild an settlement signed between the state and the facility plant’s operator Nuclearelectrica.
The federal government owns 82.5% of Nuclearelectrica, an organization that covers round a fifth of Romania’s vitality consumption, with its two operational reactors.
The 2 new reactors, every with an put in energy of 700 MW, are projected to begin operations in 2030 and 2031, respectively.
(Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)