Electricity: France could reach 85% of renewables in 2050, according to Ademe. In a study presented Monday, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency estimates that France could almost come out of nuclear power by 2060.
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In its study “Trajectories for the evolution of the 2020-2060 electricity mix”, ADEME forecasts a lowering of the cost of electricity for the French consumer, possible thanks to a strong development by renewable energies, estimated at 85% in average in 2050 and more than 95% in 2060. The study also shows that the extension of part of the historic nuclear fleet would allow an efficient transition from an economic and climatic point of view, while the development of the EPR sector would not be competitive.
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Building new nuclear reactors in France would not be economical, state environment agency ADEME said in a study on Monday, contradicting the government’s long-term energy strategy as well as state-owned utility EDF’s investment plans. In a speech last month, President Emmanuel Macron said nuclear energy would remain a promising technology for producing low-cost, low-carbon energy and that EDF’s EPR reactor model should be part of future energy options.
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