France plans more nuclear outages as winter sets in

By Fatima Sadouki 2 December 2016
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The Fessenheim nuclear power plant in France. Fessenheim 1 will be taken offline in the coming weeks. (PA) The Fessenheim nuclear power plant in France. Fessenheim 1 will be taken offline in the coming weeks. (PA)

Large-scale nuclear outages in France are not only putting pressure on supplies at home and in neighbouring countries during the peak winter season, they are raising fresh concerns over France’s heavy reliance on nuclear energy.

Under its law on energy transition, France intends to reduce the share of nuclear in its energy mix to 50% by 2025 from 75% now, while boosting the share of renewables.

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