The government is convinced – Poland needs a nuclear power plant. The country’s richest businessmen won’t wait and set up their small reactors. Meanwhile, the Poles are not convinced of the nuclear power plant. Especially close to where you live – according to a UCE research study for Business Insider Polska.
- Only 38.8 percent. Polish elders support the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country
- More than 60 percent would not like such an object to be close to their place of residence
- In the meantime, the government will build reactors, and a specific proposal on this has already been made by the French
- The richest Poles also invest in nuclear energy – Michow Sołowow, Sebastian Kulczyk and Zygmunt Solorz
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Poland has received a specific offer to cooperate in the construction of nuclear reactors in Poland from the French energy company EDF. The investment will cost – depending on the number of blocks – 150-220 billion PLN, with The first one could start in 2033. – Findings from the document received by Business Insider Polska.
So far, the final decision on the location of the nuclear power units or even the number of power plants has not yet been made. Two options are considered: the construction of two power plants with three units each, or three power plants with two nuclear units. The first blocks will be erected in one of two locations: Lubiatowo-Kopalino or Żarnowiec in the province. Pomeranian dog. Another station in central Poland – Bełchatów or Pątnów (Kunen region), where it will replace lignite power plants.
However, the government’s plans may encounter significant social resistance. The authorities face a major challenge to convince the Poles of the reactors’ legality and safety.
The Pole doesn’t want a nuclear power plant near his house
According to a public opinion poll conducted by the UCE analytical and research platform of the Business Insider Polska portal, it showed that 38.8 percent of adult Poles support the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland. In this group, only 11.2 percent support nuclear power. The answer was “a rather yes” by 27.6 percent. Threads. 45.1% against nuclear power plants. Respondents (“probably not” – 16.5 percent, “definitely not” – 28.6 percent). In contrast, 16.1 percent. No opinion has yet been formed on this issue.
It can be more difficult than convincing yourself of the legality of building a power station to choose where to build it. The study shows that if this power plant was constructed in the immediate vicinity, it would reach 60.4 percent. She noted that such a situation would bother them. He answered “rather yes” with 17.2 percent. of respondents, and “yes for sure” – 43.2 percent.
And 27.5 percent of them opposed the opposite view. respondents (“maybe not” – 8.8 percent, “definitely not” – 18.7 percent). Additionally, 12.1 percent. He was unable to answer the question posed in this way.
The rich want to build their own reactors
Social resistance must be taken into account not only by the government, but also by entrepreneurs from among the wealthiest Poles. Several of them have already announced investments in nuclear power plants.
PKN Orlen and Synthos owned by Michał Sołowow have signed a framework agreement for the implementation of nuclear micro and small reactor technology. – Daniel Obajtik emphasized that investment in small reactors does not conflict with the country’s nuclear energy program.
Agreement between Orlen and Synthos Provides for the joint construction of small nuclear reactors up to 300 megawatts of power. The first one could be built as early as 2030.
He is also interested in nuclear energy, among others, Zygmunt Souls. July reports from Polityka Insight that it belongs to him ZE PAK together with the Hungarian group MWM will become shareholders in the Baltic nuclear power plant In the Kaliningrad region, market electrification.
In August, this was reported by Robert Tomaszewski from the aforementioned site This plan is already “dead”, but Solors has not withdrawn from the idea of investing in nuclear energy. At the beginning of August, ZE PAK asked PSE to launch a market and technical advisory on the use of the site in Pątnów for construction SM-ow “- Report the expert on Twitter.
At the end of August, it became clear that Sołowow would also join Sołowow. “The joint work of both entrepreneurs may help Poland transform energy from dirty energy to environmental energy and provide Polish citizens with clean and cheap energy” – the statement declared. ZE PAK plans to invest in 4 to 6 SMR type reactors with a capacity of 300 MW each.
We need cheaper and clean energy so that we can develop as a country and society. Corn is a clean and ecological source of energy And we linked this project to Michał. Zygmunt Solors said the common goal, a clean and competitive Poland, is worth taking on the challenge and I am convinced we can achieve it together.
Another one of the richest Poles – Sebastian Kolczyk, does not lag behind either. He also sees the option of working with Michał Sołowow. – If we decide to use corn We would like to build a small nuclear reactor next to our plant in Inowrocław – said Mirosław Skowron, Ciech Board Member, In an interview with Business Insider Polska. – If we assume that all partners order the same reactor model, this will greatly simplify the entire management process – he adds.
KGHM also joined the race for the first installation in September and signed an agreement with US company NuScale Power. The first power plant may be operational in eight years.
Business Insider Polska’s UCE research survey was conducted using the CAWI (online interview) method on a representative sample of 1,027 Polish adults aged 18 to 80 years.
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