The five nuclear power plants that work in Spain last year they disbursed more than one billion euros in taxes, fees and fees, both state, regional and municipal, which accounts for 40% of their turnover, as pointed out today by the president of the Nuclear Forum, Ignacio Araluce.
These plants they add seven reactors -Almaraz I and II (Cáceres), Ascó I and II (Tarragona), Cofrentes (Valencia), Trillo (Guadalajara) and Vandellós II (Tarragona) – and last year they returned to lead the production of electric power with 20,39 % of the total.
Araluce stressed in a meeting with the press that nuclear energy guarantees electricity supply, does not emit CO2 and pushes down the prices of light in the wholesale market. «We are leaders in production, in hours of operation and in avoiding emissions»he added.
The president of the Spanish nuclear industry has said he has no information about the energy plan to be presented by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition in the coming days. "What I do think would be necessary is that any energy planning in the country "should be agreed upon" by all political parties.
Araluce also stressed that the Spanish nuclear industry is "highly trained, with cutting-edge technology and with a firm commitment to R & D & I. It has successfully and recognized international prestige and with a team of committed and highly qualified professionals. It also generates great wealth and employment, reaching 30,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs, helping to maintain the dynamism of the areas where they are located ".