Southeast Europe is headed for an energy crisis. The region has an energy infrastructure that is unreliable, inefficient, and unsustainable, while at the same time it is faced with the need to reduce dependence on external sources and conform to EU climate and air quality regulations. The best way out, argues Tim Yeo, Chairman of the New Nuclear Watch Institute, is to invest in new nuclear capacity. The energy system in Southeast Europe – especially in the Balkan peninsula – has been suffering from chronic underinvestment since the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc and the breakup of the Yugoslav state. Now, a combination of geopolitical and environmental factors has made it extremely urgent to take measures to modernise the sector.
Energy Collective 26th March 2018 read more »