How France plays with nuclear fire. In ” Nuclear: a French catastrophe “, Erwan Benezet recounts how, between under-investment, scandals of all kinds, denials of terrorist threats, and the problems of waste storage, France persists in defending this ” jewel “, Even to put the people at risk.
Reporterre 12th Nov 2018 read more »
The journalist Erwan Benezet publishes “Nuclear: a French catastrophe”. Useful reading as the government prepares to pursue the expensive adventure of the atom in the name of reason of state. Erwan Benezet immediately poses the question that annoys the camp of the atom, currently in the middle of an offensive to obtain the construction of new EPR reactors. Journalist in the Parisian where he holds the heading energy, this specialist seems to have acquired the conviction that it was necessary to “extinguish the nuclear fire”, and decided to demonstrate it in a well-substantiated book. Nuclear: a French disaster is not yet an “anti” flyer aligned with Greenpeace’s positions. It would be more like a smoke extraction company aimed at lifting the thick fog that surrounds the French nuclear complex. The author’s goal is to enable all citizens to make their voices heard in a meaningful way, as the country is “in the same pivotal moment as the one that occurred in the 1960s” when it was tried to launch the civilian nuclear program. Because despite public debate that preceded the preparation of the famous “EPP” (multi-year energy planning), the case seems already heard: in fact “historical” announcementsrecently brandished by Emmanuel Macron, the State shareholder will probably not conflict with the interests of EDF and a sector that holds the keys to the bomb and works 200 000 people in France. The electrician has just agreed to close Fessenheim, the oldest of its plants that has reached its theoretical age limit of forty years.
Liberation 12th Nov 2018 read more »
Regulated energy prices in France are one of the reasons why former state monopoly EDF loses money, says Thomas Pellerin-Carlin. Moreover, regulated tariffs are useless to protect vulnerable consumers from energy poverty and “almost never lead to low energy bills,” he argues. Thomas Pellerin-Carlin is head of the energy centre at the Jacques Delors Institute, a think-tank based in Paris. He spoke to EURACTIV’s energy and environment editor, Frédéric Simon.
Euractiv 12th Nov 2018 read more »
EDF does not have (yet) EPR project in Cattenom. CATTENOM – The French electricity producer buys lots of land around its central Moselle. But explains not having a specific project for the moment.
L’essentiel 11th Nov 2018 read more »