It is often said that France could not do without nuclear energy for its electricity production to meet the demand and to fight effectively against climate disruption. That an exit of the nuclear would be synonymous with a return to the candle … Or that France can not do without its nuclear power plants, since the renewable energies are incapable of replacing them. So many received ideas that all refer to a more global question: is an energy mix without nuclear power possible in France? No increase in greenhouse gas emissions and no power cuts? Number of scenarios, fruit of the work of prospective analysis of independent experts, associations or even state agencies answer that yes, an energy mix that would rely solely on renewable energy is possible in France . And not in hundreds of years, but by 2050.
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