Nuclear energy in Luxembourg

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The 1970s energy crisis led Luxembourg to briefly consider constructing a nuclear power plant. In 1972 RWE and the government negotiated a project to build a 1,200 MW nuclear reactor along the Moselle river near Remerschen. In 1974 there were already signs that there was little support for the project among public opinion. The opposition to the project grew, and became more organized, ultimately forcing the government to cancel the project at the end of 1977. [1]

Subsequently, the construction of the large French Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant in 1979 close to the Luxembourg border caused tensions between the two countries.[1]


  1. ^ a b Guy Thewes (July 2003). "1848 Les gouvernements du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg depuis 1848" (PDF) (in French). Service Information et Presse.