The gradual abandonment of nuclear production in favor of renewable energies will only have “meaning” when the problem of intermittency is resolved, President Emmanuel Macron told the newspaper “Le Parisien” Friday. The problem of intermittency – when there is not enough sun or wind – must be solved “by a storage capacity for renewable energy or a reduction in consumption, that is to say thermal renovation of buildings, drop in travel consumption, “he said in a joint interview with ten regional newspapers.
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EDF is revising upwards its nuclear output estimate in France for 2020, to around 315-325 terawatt-hours. In April, the French state-owned utility said it expected generation this year to be about 300 TWh, down from an initial expectation of 375-390 TWh before the coronavirus outbreak.
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