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Nuclear projects in East-Central EuropePublished: 1 of June, 2011

During the past decade the expression “nuclear renaissance” became a commonplace. The expected strong increase in global electricity consumption during the next 20 years (with about 75%) assumes a net nuclear capacity expansion above 100 GW. This will be generated mainly by the average 5-6% annual electricity consumption increase in China and the Asian region, and the ambitious nuclear plant building program planned to meet this demand. Measures targeting climate change mitigation, considerable increase of fossil fuel prices and efficiency improvements in nuclear energy production greatly improved competitiveness of carbon-free technologies, bringing eventually the nuclear energy into the forefront of investors’ interest even in the developed countrie