Sweden needs to ensure the operation of our existing nuclear power plants and also make a new bet on nuclear power. Nuclear power is necessary to ensure our needs for baseload and for that we should be able to do the samhällsomställning required for the environment and climate.
There is much to say about the views expressed in the article by Jonny Hylander Göran Sidén, where they criticize the Conservatives and the Christian democrats for the requirement to build new nuclear reactors.
A Sweden with minimal emissions of carbon dioxide requires a greatly increased electricity consumption. And, of course, requires a greatly increased production of electricity does not produces emissions. Today, there are two ways to produce electricity in order to ensure the need for baseload without climate emissions, nuclear power and hydropower. The space substantially to the build-out of hydropower is limited. Thus nuclear power is central.
The renewable energy sources Hylander and Sidén stresses will, for the foreseeable future, only be a complement. It is good supplement but the base of the Swedish energy system must be nuclear power and hydropower. Relying on imports is not reasonable, neither from a climate point of view or from a safety standpoint.
Without electricity stops society. A stable, competitive and from a climate point of view, the acceptable access to electricity is a basic requirement for society.
It is good that we are starting to get a reasonable debate on energy systems and energy supply in Sweden.
This applies both in business and in society as a whole. The Swedish industry to switch to sustainable production and is in the forefront of climate-smart solutions. Also in the rest of society, we gradually to use more electricity, it applies to everything from the heating of buildings to electric cars and the conversion of the entire transport sector.
We simply have to produce more electricity, and nuclear power will need to be the primary method of production. Modern nuclear power plants delivers high power and is safe. And nuclear power does not emit carbon dioxide. The research and development of nuclear energy is also a way to find solutions to the problem of waste.
in Addition, we must replace the old power plants with new, modern nuclear power plants. In our opinion, it is required that we both maintains and operates the existing nuclear power plants and at the same time, build modern nuclear power plants. Just like a new car is safer and more efficient than the cars that were built 50 years ago, is new nuclear power is better than the old, it would be weird otherwise.
As we said, is an efficient, stable, competitive and environmentally acceptable production of electricity a whole the fundamental interests of society. Secure access to are of the same magnitude as the supply of oxygen and water. No one can say ”I use no electricity in the day, but wait until the price is better,” the need is constant and the consumption must in every hundredth facing exactly the same access. For that reason, and because of that avkastningshorisonten is too long both in storkraftnätet and production, it must be the Swedish state, which has responsibility for the energy system.
If the political system is failing and is irresponsible and on the basis of tactical considerations, and political deadlocks, trying to place the responsibility for the development of energy systems and kärnkaften on private actors, it will end badly.
Teknikföretagens requirements are clear. Sweden needs an energy system in the world-does not mean a dangerous dependence on others. Nuclear power must be a constant in such a system.