Climate change dictates the use of alternative energy resources
with relatively little or practically no carbon-dioxide emissions.
One of these resources is nuclear energy, said Imre Szabo.
Szabo said he agreed with professor Istvan Lang, who was a key
participant in drafting Hungary’s climate change policy, that the
role of nuclear energy had to be reconsidered.
"No new nuclear plants should be built in Hungary, but the
capacity of the existing one (the sole plant in Paks, S Hungary)
will most probably have to be expanded to cover increasing energy
demands," said the minister.
Because renewable energy resources are relatively scarce in
Hungary there is no realistic chance of replacing nuclear energy
entirely, he added.