According to government sources, the new aim is to shut the reactor "before 2003". There is no indication of how long before this is thought likely. Sources told ENDS Daily that the timetable would be reviewed again next year. The proposal must now be debated in parliament.
As with the previous closure target, the new one requires that the 4 terawatt hours of electricity currently produced annually by Barsebäck be replaced with renewably generated power. Once the plant has been shut down, the government says it will review energy prices and environmental impacts again.
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