France Announces Cuts To Nuclear & Coal, Boost For Wind & Solar - last remaining four coal-fired power...

France Announces Cuts To Nuclear & Coal, Boost For Wind & Solar - last remaining four coal-fired power plants by 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech on Tuesday in which he announced a raft of new energy policies, including a promise to close the country’s remaining four coal-fired power plants by 2022 and 14 of the country’s 900 MW first-generation nuclear reactors by 2035.

The country’s two oldest nuclear reactors at Fessenheim will be closed by the summer of 2020, and between four to six reactors will be closed before 2030, with the remainder to be closed by over the next five years.

Macron also promised support for further renewable energy capacity additions over the coming few years, including a promise to triple the amount of onshore wind by 2030 and to increase by five times the country’s solar PV capacity. France will also seek to develop offshore wind, and over the next five years the country will commission the first fleet of turbines off Saint-Nazaire and will launch four new offshore wind tenders.

France is committing €5 billion a year to its new renewable energy plans, funds which will be entirely financed by the country’s controversial fuel tax.

See https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/27/france-announces-cuts-to-nuclear-coal-boost-for-wind-solar/

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France Announces Cuts To Nuclear & Coal, Boost For Wind & Solar | CleanTechnica
French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech on Tuesday in which he announced a raft of new energy policies, including a promise to close the country's remaining four coal-fired power plants by 2022 and 14 of the country's 900 MW first-generation nuclear reactors by 2035.

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