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Macron dithers on nuclear power investment as issue divides France.

 Macron dithers on nuclear power investment as issue divides France.
Emmanuel Macron has been a vocal supporter of nuclear power, insisting in December that the carbon emission-free energy was key to France’s green transition. But less than a year before presidential elections, the French leader is leaving the multibillion question of adding new reactors undecided as the issue becomes increasingly divisive.

An estimated €49bn by 2025 has been earmarked to extend the working lives of France’s 56 nuclear reactors, and Macron has yet to commit to any new reactor, beside the one that
state-owned company EDF is building in Flamanville, in the north-west.

 FT 19th July 2021

https://www.ft.com/content/137841f9-1c34-4b43-bcad-5923e27c1515

July 20, 2021 - Posted by | Greece, politics

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