France is set for a renewables boom under newly elected president Emmanuel Macron, according to his choice for prime minister. Edouard Philippe told France Inter radio the government would pursue “rapid, massive and visible” renewable energy development, as reported by Reuters. Nuclear, which supplies three quarters of the country’s electricity, will continue to provide a “secure base”, he said. Philippe, the centre-right mayor of Le Havre, previously ran public affairs for state nuclear energy group Areva. His comments followed the appointment of prominent environmental campaigner Nicolas Hulot as minister responsible for energy and ecology on Wednesday.
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The ASN has just ranked level 1 of the INES scale an event declared in March 2017 by Areva. For the second time since 2016, safety culture problems have led to a significant event for safety and radiation protection: contaminated water has accumulated in a room accessible to personnel, making it radioactive.
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