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L’Europa e l’importanza del ‘mix energetico’

Dall’analisi di Mateo Szlapek-Sewillo, The Interpreter. Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine stripped away many naive assumptions. War in Europe is not a thing of the past. Greater economic integration will not deter a madman. And reliance on Russian gas to heat Europe’s homes and power its factories does, in fact, come at a cost. The best time for the European Union to reduce its dependence on Russian gas was ten years ago. Brussels deserves a small amount of credit for recognising that the second-best time was now. Less than three months after Putin’s invasion, the European Commission (EC) led by its President Ursula von der Leyen released REPowerEU, a strategy to hasten the continent’s transition away from fossil fuels. The plan has two objectives: to deprive Russia of its most vital source of revenue and leverage, while also tackling the climate crisis. REPowerEU is laudable. However, in having little to say about nuclear energy, it is overlooking what should be a prominent part of Europe’s future energy mix.

Europe must fully embrace nuclear energy