The View From France

France ditches renewables, doubles down on nuclear

Grid Brief International: The View From France

France has recently dropped its renewable energy goals in favor of focusing on nuclear energy. This has provoked negative responses from various political quarters, but the move was inspired by the country’s rich experience with nuclear power and a desire for energy security.

Let’s break down why France made its pro-nuclear pivot, how the industry has fared in the country, and where it intends to go with the atom.

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