STUDY ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PAKS II TURNS OUT TO BE INCOMPLETE AND UNFOUNDED

’The study on the environmental impact of Paks II made by MVM Paks II. Zrt. does not specify the possible management of future waste and the future heat load of River Danube. This means that the most important natural impacts remain unclarified.’ reads the review of Energiaklub on the impacts of Paks II.

Paks II could only operate with state aid

In November 2015 the European Commission opened an in-depth state aid investigation into Hungary's plans to provide financing for the construction of two new nuclear reactors in Paks. This gave interested third parties an opportunity to comment on the measure. Energiaklub has submitted its comments.

Can the Paks-2 NPP operate without State aid? - A business economics analyses

The key question of our analysis is whether the Paks-2 nuclear power plant company will be capable of independent operation in the economic sense, or its survival will depend on further additional aid by the owner, the central budget, even after its commissioning. We examine from a corporate perspective in what way the already disclosed financing terms and conditions affect the everyday operation of the power plant company.

THE WORLD WITHOUT PAKS II

Energiaklub has prepared and modelled, using the ‘EnergyPLAN’ energy planning software, the energy vision that offers a reassuring and in a number of respects better solution for meeting future energy demand without Paks II.

Alternatives of nuclear energy in Hungary

There is no need for Paks II, as Hungary could supply its future energy needs without a new nuclear power plant. This was revealed by a study, prepared by Energiaklub, which proposes a much more favorable solution instead of this single, unnecessary 12 billion Euro investment. All this can be achieved by rationalizing energy consumption, carrying out developments on the field of energy efficiency, reaching a high share of renewables and establishing a flexible, decentralized energy system.

Seriously about Paks - summary of the series of events

In the last two months Energiaklub organized 4 public roundtable events for citizens and the media under the name of „Seriously about Paks”. The main theme was the new Paks2 nuclear power plant investment. The purpose of these events was to discuss such issues, that are in the interest of the public, and which can influence opinion of the decision makers and the general public. These issues are environmental, political, geopolitical and economic questions related to the planned investment.

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