PGE shortlists three potential Polish nuclear sites

Polish utility PGE has shortlisted three locations for the building of the country’s first nuclear plant.

The sites ” Choczewo, Gaski and Zarnowiec ” are all in the north of the country near the Baltic Sea and a final decision is due to be made in 2013.

In October, PGE launched a campaign to boost support for its nuclear plans, after a poll found that about half of Poland’s population opposes nuclear new build.

Poland relies on coal for 95 per cent of its electricity but aims for nuclear power to contribute 16 per cent by 2030 and wants to build two nuclear plants, each of 3 GW.

Earlier this month PGE revealed it was planning an aggressive expansion into nuclear, wind power and gas via acquisitions.

The company said it was eyeing up to 20 potential takeover targets, all outside Poland.

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