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    President Duda Champions Nuclear Energy Cooperation in US Visit: Paving the Way for Poland’s Clean Energy Future

    President Andrzej Duda of Poland has embarked on a significant journey to the United States, where he has made a promising stride towards bolstering Poland’s energy independence and fulfilling its climate commitments. During his visit, President Duda toured the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, where he expressed enthusiasm for replicating similar initiatives in Poland.

    The Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant stands as a testament to cutting-edge technology and sustainable energy production. With its advanced AP1000 reactors, it has the capacity to generate a staggering 17,200,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy annually, while concurrently mitigating the emission of 10 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This exemplifies a monumental leap towards combating climate change and advancing towards a greener future.

    President Duda’s visit signifies Poland’s commitment to harnessing the power of nuclear energy to meet its burgeoning energy demands. By embracing the AP1000 technology, Poland aims to construct its first-ever nuclear power plant in Pomerania. This ambitious endeavour, undertaken in collaboration with esteemed partners such as Westinghouse and Bechtel, heralds a new era of energy security and technological advancement for Poland.

    The AP1000 technology offers unparalleled safety features, including passive shutdown capabilities and multi-layered safeguards against potential emergencies. Its modular construction approach ensures efficiency and minimizes environmental impact, setting a new standard for nuclear power generation worldwide.

    “Atom is the future of clean, safe and stable energy. It also means new jobs. Without nuclear energy, ambitious climate plans cannot be realized,”

    the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland wrote on X. 

    “We are very pleased that President Andrzej Duda had the opportunity to visit the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant, which is based on the AP1000 nuclear reactor designed by Westinghouse and built by Bechtel – the same technology that will be used in Poland’s first nuclear power plant. Currently, we are witnessing a nuclear renaissance in the United States and Central Europe, and Poland, as the first in the region, will build the most advanced reactors in the world based on American technology and know-how. We support Poland’s energy transformation towards clean, affordable, and safe nuclear energy, and I am proud that the United States is a trusted partner of Poland in this process,”

    US Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski commented on X. 

    President Duda’s steadfast commitment to nuclear energy expansion was reinforced during discussions at the Cabinet Council, where the pivotal role of nuclear energy in Poland’s energy landscape was reiterated. The memorandum signed during the COP 28 climate conference in Dubai underscores Poland’s unwavering dedication to sustainable energy solutions.

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