The local support for Hanhikivi 1 project
More Finns have started to consider nuclear power as a sensible way of curbing climate change and replacing the energy production infrastructure based on fossil fuels that is harmful to the environment.
This is also reflected in recent surveys. For example, backing for nuclear power reached record numbers in the annual energy attitude survey (2021) by Finnish Energy. A total of 50 percent of the respondents were in favor of increasing the proportion of nuclear power.
Also the support for Hanhikivi 1 project has further strengthened in Pyhäjoki and the surrounding area. According to the survey results of Fennovoima, 77,4 percent of Pyhäjoki residents support the Hanhikivi 1 project. A total of 74 percent of the residents of the entire study area are in favor of the project.