The Dutch government wants to build two new nuclear power plants by 2035

The Netherlands will most likely host two brand-new nuclear power plants, based in the Zeeland village of Borssele by 2035. The project has broad support from the Dutch House of Representatives.

The Dutch government will ultimately contribute to construction costs. So far, €5 billion has been allocated to kick-start the project, writes RTL Nieuws.

A nuclear village

Borssele is fit for the task of being a nuclear village, well, because it already is. There’s been a nuclear power station in the area since 1973, meaning the space and infrastructure is already present for the two new plants.

Although the project depends on local support to go ahead, the Dutch government is optimistic about the prospects.

Costly, but forward-looking

The construction of two new nuclear power plants is not a cheap affair. However, additional subsidies will likely be made available to help the process.

Nuclear energy is seen as a sustainable alternative, and the new plants are expected to produce up to 15% of Dutch energy consumption in the coming years.

That’s more than five times as much as the current Borssele plant produces.

What do you think of the Dutch nuclear plans? Tell us in the comments below!

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Juni Moltubak
Juni Moltubak
Juni moved to the Netherlands after realizing how expensive tuition fees in the UK are, and never regretted her choice of studying in The Hague. After three years of Political Science, she is ready for a new adventure — an internship at DutchReview! When you don’t see her typing on her laptop she can be found strolling around Haagse Bos or sitting in her lovely garden scrolling through interior design TikToks.


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