France has pushed back by 10 years plans to reduce to 50% its dependence on nuclear power for electricity generation, but the closure of its remaining four coal-fired power plants would be complete by 2022, president Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.
The reduction in France's reliance on nuclear power – which currently covers around three-quarters of electricity demand – would commence in summer 2020 with the closure of the two reactors at Fessenheim, on the German border.
Please enter your details
Not a subscriber?
Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.