Austria formally objects to Hungarian power plant

The Austrian government has made its objections to the modernisation a nuclear power plant in neighbouring HPaksungary official.

On Wednesday Vienna sent a formal letter of complaint to the European Commission outlining its objections to the upgrade of Hungary’s sole nuclear power plant in Paks, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

The Austrian government’s key concern regarding the upgrade is that the project has received “unacceptable state financing” to fund a non-sustainable technology. It also expressed concerns that these measures could lead to a “distortions on theà‚ internal electricity market” and push out players in the sustainable energy sector.

Austria is actively opposing nuclear power within the Eurozone, most notably launching an objection to the development of Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in England last year.

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