NEW FRANCE'S NUCLEAR
WNN - 01 July 2020 - A failure to renew France's fleet of nuclear power reactors will have consequences as soon as 2030 for not only the country's energy security but also its climate targets, according to the French nuclear energy society (SFEN). Nuclear power plants, with a combined capacity of 62 GWe, currently account for more than 70% of the country's electricity generation.
In a technical note published on 16 June, SFEN said France's energy security by 2050 is at risk if the country's electricity system relies only on the large-scale deployment of renewable energies as well as on technologies still under development,…
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