The Netherlands

A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, supports a proposal by ruling party VVD to build more nuclear power plants in the Netherlands. Opponents worry about nuclear waste and what it will mean for future generations, NOS reports. The VVD proposal was supported by the VVD, PVV, CDA and FvD. Proponents believe that the Netherlands can not afford to outright reject nuclear energy. But they also point out the disadvantages – nuclear waste, the construction of a nuclear plant is a long process, and it is an expensive source of energy. The SGP and SP are not for or against the proposal. The SGP is not happy about the topic, but believes that it needs to be discussed. The SP is not against nuclear energy, but will wait for serious proposals, the party said.

(NB. Jan Haverkamp says: This article is not an adequate description of the situation. A majority of the political parties in the Dutch parliament are not opposed to nuclear power as such, but apart from 2 fringe extreme right parties, nobody sees a reason and/or possibility to have any new nuclear build.)

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Published: 8 November 2018