In forming the new Government program, the Greens were pushing for no additional nuclear blocks being built over the next four years and preservation of the current mining limits. Should the current mining limits be preserved, CEZ would be able to replace only 45% of its 5,200MW coal capacities against 70% in case the limits are broken. In any case, the remainder would have to be replaced by another energy source, either gas or nuclear.
Given the recent high price of oil&gas and potential reliance on less stable third countries, nuclear capacities seem to be the only solution. While its has been clear that no new nuclear blocks will be build over the next four years, it is important that the no-go is not extended beyond this date otherwise, the country could face an electricity shortage or a rapid electricity price growth as the variable costs for electricity production is the cheapest at nuclear power plants.