The news source reported that while no new policy to support nuclear energy initiatives is expected from the current Dutch government, the country faces the issue of diminishing local gas reserves, which account for around 61% of the Netherlands’ power generation capacity.

The economics minister is expected to present a report to the Dutch parliament over the options available to guarantee the Netherlands’ clean energy future.

The Financial Times noted that nuclear power accounts for only 2% of the energy matrix in the Netherlands, compared to the higher generation capacities in neighboring countries such as France and Germany.

Ms van der Hoeven, as quoted by the news source, said: We are very gas dependent and we have to do something about it. In my opinion it will be very difficult to achieve a clean energy household in 2050 without nuclear energy.