“If it turns out in November 2021 that there is a problem with security of supply, we can keep the two youngest nuclear power stations open.” Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said this on Sunday in ‘The seventh day’ on One. He does not want to participate in the political “auction” in the nuclear exit dossier.
N-VA chairman Bart De Wever offers the 24 seats of N-VA in the House to reverse the law on nuclear exit. He said this Saturday in ‘The morning’ on Radio 1. He calls the federal government’s plan to maintain the nuclear exit in 2025 “disastrous”. “We are going to have the most polluting energy production in the whole of the European Union, after Poland, with a huge price increase for consumers and companies.”
Prime Minister Alexander De Croo calls the nuclear phaseout dossier “too important to be an auction of any kind”. The prime minister emphasizes that the passage in the coalition agreement is not new. The nuclear exit law is enforced, as is the case by the Swedish government. “We just add that the exit must be feasible and affordable,” says De Croo.
According to the prime minister, one should not go “from postponement to postponement” in the case of the nuclear exit and the energy transition. However, should there be a problem with guaranteeing the supply, it is possible that some power stations will remain open longer. “If it turns out in November 2021 that there is a problem with security of supply, we can achieve up to 2 GW (the youngest nuclear power plants, ed.) keep it open longer ”, says De Croo. According to the prime minister, Engie also takes both scenarios into account.
Frank Vandenbroucke: “Who is Bart De Wever in this?”
Deputy Prime Minister Frank Vandenbroucke (SP.A) calls the statements of N-VA chairman Bart De Wever about the dossier of the nuclear exit “totally unimportant”. “Who is Bart De Wever in this matter?”, Says Vandenbroucke in ‘De seventh day’. “He’s not in the government. … That statement was totally unimportant. That is also why my party has not responded. That’s a comment from the sidelines. The government has been formed and it shows solidarity ”, says Vandenbroucke.