Survey: Most Czechs support an energy mix based on the core

Survey: Most Czechs support an energy mix based on the core

Survey: Majority of Czechs support nuclear-based energy mix

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Prague – Czechs support clean energy sources, according to most of them, the state should rely primarily on nuclear energy supplemented by renewable energy sources in the future. The support of these sources was intensified by the war in Ukraine. This follows from a May survey by the IBRS agency. According to him, the country's self-sufficiency in energy supply is key for 96 percent of people.

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The strong support for emission-free power plants in the last year was amplified by the Russian aggression in Ukraine, according to the survey results. According to the results of the survey, in which more than 500 respondents took part, around 70 percent of people now support nuclear energy. At the end of 2021, it was around 59 percent.

“Despite a certain easing of the energy crisis, there remains very high support for the core and renewable sources. In the eyes of the majority of the public, they are not mutually exclusive, but complementary, respondents express support for both. The majority of respondents (53 percent) see the future of the Czech energy industry in their combination,” said IBRS agency executive Miloš Rybáček.

“In one of the questions, each respondent had ten points at their disposal, and they were to divide them among individual production sources according to what share they should have in the total electricity production in the Czech Republic in 2030. The first place was occupied by nuclear power plants with 3.9 points, followed by renewable sources (3.3 points),” added Rybáček.

Almost according to the survey, four-fifths of the respondents stated that the events in Ukraine rather or significantly influence the events in the energy sector. Respondents fear that the loss of energy self-sufficiency could lead to further sharp increases in energy prices. This was stated by 78 percent of the respondents. According to the survey, about 60 percent of people are concerned about the threat to the stability of electricity supplies.