Updated: October 10, 2019
With a fossil fuel dependency and only one nuclear plant, Netherlands Electricity Mix is 86% dirty, with 50% of coming from natural gas
Their one and only nuclear power plant, Borssele, generates 3.5 % of their electricity and generates 20% of their clean electricity. (BP Global Outlook)
Even though Netherlands does not have any plans to build new reactors, they currently import 7% of their electricity from both France and Germany. (Netherlands Government)
Although, they only have one reactor, this country is intriguing in the sense that the public is relatively positive towards nuclear and are committed to keeping their nuclear.
In October, EP will be visiting the reactor at Borssele for a jubilee celebration organized by its owner, utility PZEM. We hope to work with policy makers to invest in new nuclear plants for future national energy plans.
On October 20th, 2019 allies will be hosting a Stand up for Nuclear event that will be a day of celebration and awareness of nuclear energy. Find out more information here!