France considers closing upwards of 17 nuclear reactors

To reduce the share of nuclear energy in the French energy mix, some nuclear power plants must be shut down, says the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

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In 2025, 50 percent of French electricity will be supplied by nuclear power. This was one of several messages in the new French government's ambitious climate plan presented last week. It marks a major reduction of the current share, as the country's nuclear power plants supply around three fourths of the French electricity production.

For this reason, it will be necessary to close some of the 58 French nuclear reactors, according to the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Nicolas Hulot, in an interview with RTL.

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