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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Will France Fry Its Nuclear Future for Short-Term Political Gain?

Will France Fry Its Nuclear Future for Short-Term Political Gain?

  • French President Macron announced a plan this week to execute a “cautious reduction” of its nuclear fleet.
  • Despite the promises of Green Party politicians for more a more aggressive schedule, only the Fessenheim nuclear station, built in 1978, is actually scheduled to close by 2020.
  • He said France would cap the amount of electricity it derives from nuclear plants at 50% by 2035, which is a delay compared with the goal of 2025 set by his predecessor Francois Hollande.
  • Macron said France will not phase out nuclear entirely, as its neighbors Germany and Belgium are planning to do.


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