[Machine Tranlation] France has not provisioned enough for the nuclear decommissioning according to Brussels. According to information of the newspaper Les Echos, the European Commission is to publish a report on the “Indicative Programme nuclear”. It is an exercise which the Committee had already taken in 2008. The document appears to load the France that would not provisioned enough to face the dismantling of its fleet of 58 nuclear reactors. The business daily reports that Britain and the Netherlands have provisioned respectively 100% and 94% of the costs provided. Germany would reach, in turn, 83%. The European average would be at 56% and France would be only 31%.The Brussels report also cited the heavy investments to maintain the European nuclear capacity between 95 and 105 GW by 2050. This will require to invest between 450 to 500 billion euros in new engines and 45 to 50 billion extend the life of sliced activity. In this case, on that date, the atom would account for 17-21% of European electricity mix, against 27% today.
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