The late three-time ex-premier Silvio
Berlusconi's centre-right Forza Italia (FI) party on Saturday
called for Italy to return to nuclear power after abandoning it
following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in order to help guarantee
the country's energy independence.
"Our country's energy independence is indispensable to guarantee stable growth and prosperity and to avoid Italy having to submit to the market dictated by producer countries, which has never been so penalising as in recent years," said FI House Whip Paolo Barelli.
"The production of 'natural' energy that mother nature can give us - photovoltaic, wind, biomass - should certainly be valorised, but Forza Italia has always indicated that the primary energy source - which can guarantee our country full autonomy - is nuclear energy".
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