The government is moving towards a closure of 8 reactors, in addition to the two units of the Fessenheim power station (1.8 GW), as part of its Multiannual Energy Program (EPP), which must set the energy cap from the country to 2028, according to several sources close to the case.
Montel 26th Sept 2018 read more »
French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy has approved 392 rooftop solar power projects with a total capacity of 230 megawatts (MW) under a plan launched in 2016 to develop 1,450 MW of solar capacity within three years. France wants to develop more wind, solar and other low-carbon energy sources to cut its dependence on nuclear energy power, which currently counts for over 75 percent of its needs.
Reuters 27th Sept 2018 read more »
Since the end of Yves Bréchet ‘s term at the end of September, the function of High Commissioner for Atomic Energy has been vacant. It is not a surprise. The government knows since May that Yves Bréchet would not ask to continue beyond the end of his term. This deliberate vacancy of the office is therefore a government fault of primary importance. It reveals that the current political power does not deal with the necessary nuclear issue, both civilian and military. The High Commissioner, for example, has a controlling role in the management of plutonium stocks.
Le Monde 27th Sept 2018 read more »