Europe: Will Power Market Reforms Benefit Nuclear?

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The European Commission's new push for changes to the EU's electricity market design could potentially result in new support for the financing of new nuclear and reactor life extensions. But few expect fundamental changes to the regional bloc's patchwork of electricity markets, and whether market design revisions impact the nuclear sector depends on nuclear projects benefitting from the "low carbon" coattails of renewables, given that in Brussels nuclear remains the energy source that dare not speak its own name. It's also unclear if any reforms will come soon enough to influence a commission review, currently underway, of the Czech subsidy schemes for the planned Dukovany II newbuild.

Low-Carbon Policy, Nuclear, Electricity Prices, Renewable Electricity , Nuclear Policy
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