New French Environment Minister Francois de Rugy said he expected there would be fewer nuclear reactors in ten years, but gave no indication on how and when France would reduce its reliance on nuclear energy. Unlike his predecessor Nicolas Hulot – who before he resigned late August repeatedly said state-owned EDF should shut down up to a third of its 58 nuclear reactors – de Rugy has shied away from specifying how France will reduce its reliance on nuclear for electricity from the current 75 percent share.
Reuters 9th Nov 2018 read more »
Solar awarded entire 200 MW capacity in France’s mixed energy auction. The entire capacity of an experimental mixed auction for wind and solar has been awarded to large-scale PV projects, the French Government announced. The average tariff price secured was €54.94/MWh.
PV Magazine 9th Nov 2018 read more »