Rli commences advisory report Nuclear energy

Nuclear energy is taking centre stage as one of the options within the energy transition. However, conducting a proper debate about the usefulness and necessity of nuclear energy proves difficult in practice. The Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) has been asked for an advisory report.

Photo of the Dutch Nuclear Power Plant in Borssele with windmills on the bakground

The Council is working on an advisory report in which the following questions are central: What elements contribute to forming opinions on the role of nuclear energy in a zero-carbon energy system, how can these elements be weighed and what does this mean for government decision-making on nuclear energy? The Council wishes to use its advisory report to help politicians and society to carefully consider the usefulness and necessity of nuclear energy. The report will reveal which elements play a role in decision-making and what is known, unknown or disputed about them. Where possible, the Council will also make its own substantive judgements and recommendations for guidance. To all appearances, the main choice to be made has strong normative elements and is therefore pre-eminently a responsibility of government and parliament.

This advisory report is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.

Read more about the advisory report Nuclear Energy

For more information about the advisory report, please contact Bas Waterhout, project manager: bas.waterhout@rli.nl or +31 (0)6 21178802.