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New nuclear in Poland could cost €14Bn over a decade

Poland will have to spend €14bn in the first 10 years of its planned nuclear power programme, the Polish government secretary responsible for energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski said on Wednesday.

Mr Naimski did not specify what the funds would be spent on, but said the country’s plans include building six nuclear reactor units over 20 years with a combined output of between 6 and 9 GW.

Poland generates most of its electricity from carbon-intensive coal and is the only EU state that has not pledged to achieve climate neutrality in 2050. Facing pressure from the European Union to reduce emissions, it has planned to build significant nuclear capacity by 2040.

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