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Eiffel power – France’s nuclear charge

21 world leaders pledge to triple nuclear energy capacity from 2020 by 2050

16 February 2024

3:00 AM

16 February 2024

3:00 AM

As a consistent supporter of nuclear energy, it is encouraging to see a new French energy bill reaffirming the country’s commitment to nuclear power as ‘energy sovereignty’.

The draft bill omits setting targets for solar power, wind power, and other renewables, in favour of expanding ‘the sustainable choice of using nuclear energy as a competitive and carbon-free’ source of electricity.

This development follows a new wave of support for nuclear energy at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai last year.

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