Macron delays nuclear closures

France has pushed back by 10 years plans to reduce to 50% its dependence on nuclear power for electricity generation

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.

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