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French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

May 2, 2019

The 2012 election pledge by former French president Francois Hollande aimed to limit nuclear’s share of French generation to 50% by 2025, and to close Fessenheim – the country’s oldest plant – by the end of his five-year term, which ended in May 2017. In June 2014, following a national energy debate, his government announced the country’s nuclear generating capacity would be capped at the current level of 63.2 GWe. It would also be limited to 50% of France’s total output by 2025. The French Energy Transition for Green Growth Law was adopted in August 2015.

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