France to Reduce Nuclear Capacity by 33%–in 15 Years–Maybe

In Paris, President Francois Hollande confirmed his campaign pledge to cut the share of nuclear power in France’s energy mix to 50 percent by 2025 from 75 percent. At the same time he urged the European Union to set tough targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for 2030 and 2040.
“We have an ambitious strategy,” Hollande told an environment conference, calling for a 40 percent cut in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and a 60 percent reduction by 2040 at the EU level, well beyond the 20 percent target set for 2020.
Greenhouse gases are emitted mainly by burning fossil fuels – nuclear power plants are not big contributors.

More at: http://neinuclearnotes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/france-to-reduce-nuclear-capacity-by.html

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