New doubt cast on Swedish nuclear phase-out

Sweden's decades-long commitment to phasing out nuclear power is looking ever less likely to be carried through. Scandinavian media report that the four-party centre-right opposition alliance is now prepared to keep all but one of Sweden's existing nuclear power plants running. Meanwhile, the centre-left Social Democrat (SDP) government has reportedly approved a SKr15bn (€1.65bn) modernisation programme to increase generating capacity at seven of Sweden's ten remaining reactors. These developments reflect "a general change in Swedish public opinion", the Swedish nuclear inspectorate (SKI) told ENDS Europe DAILY on Friday. See Danish radio, Göteborgs-Posten, Reuters, SKI.

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