Uncheckable: “The biggest lie from this election is that nuclear energy will help to achieve the climate goals”.
In the first national election debate, broadcasted by RTL4, leaders of political parties in the Netherlands were asked to take a stance on several important issues. one of the statements, about climate change was: “In order to achieve the climate goals the Netherlands must build new nuclear power plants”. Conservativeparties such as the VVD (liberal party), the PVV (nationalist party) and the CDA (Christian democrats) voted in favor. The progressive parties voted agents the statement. When asked to explain their view GroenLinks (green party) leader Jesse Klaver claimed that nuclear energy, as a solution for fossil energy, is the biggest lie in this election. He also claimed that nuclear energy will not help achieve the climate goals from the Paris treaty.