Poland’s first nuclear power plant is expected to start operating in 2033 – if the project gets a green light from the government, the Energy Ministry said on Friday. In its draft energy strategy to 2040, a document keenly awaited by market players and analysts, the ministry said the first planned nuclear power plant will have a capacity of 1-1.5 gigawatt (GW). Ultimately the ministry expects Poland to have a total of 6-9 GW of nuclear power by 2043, which will account for around 10 percent of power generation. Poland has considered building a nuclear power plant for years, but the government has yet to take a binding decision on the project. “The nuclear power plant will help us accelerate carbon emissions reduction,” Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski told a news conference on Friday. Poland plans to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 as compared to 1990, the ministry said. Reuters

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