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France to shutdown 14 nuclear reactors by 2035

France to shutdown 14 nuclear reactors by 2035
France to shutdown 14 nuclear reactors by 2035

President Emmanuel Macron said Now that France would shut down 14 of this nation’s 58 nuclear reactors now in operation by 2035, of which between six and four will be shut by 2030.

The total includes the previously announced shutdown of all France’s two oldest reactors in Fessenheim, eastern France, which Macron stated was currently set for summertime 2020.

In addition, he declared that France would close its remaining four naturally-occurring electricity plants by 2022 within the nation’s anti-pollution attempts. At a speech laying out the nation’s energy policies for the next several years, Macron explained that”decreasing the function of nuclear energy doesn’t imply renouncing it”.

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France is based on nuclear energy for almost 72 percent of its power requirements, although the government wishes to decrease this to 50 percent by 2030 or 2035 by creating more renewable energy resources.

Macron said France would like to triple its own wind power electricity output by 2030, and raise solar power output fivefold in that interval.

He added he would request French power giant EDF to examine the feasibility of next-generation EPR nuclear reactors, but will wait till 2021 prior to deciding whether to proceed with building.

EDF has been constructing the very first EPR reactor in Flamanville across the Atlantic coast of northwest France initially set to get on the internet at 2012 but the job was plagued by technical issues and budget overruns.

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