- Oct 12, 2021 4:37 pm GMT
"National leaders around the world are announcing big plans to return to nuclear energy now that the cost of natural gas, coal, and petroleum are spiking, and weather-dependent renewables are failing to deliver.
'The number one objective is to have innovative small-scale nuclear reactors in France by 2030 along with better waste management,' said French President Emmanuel Macron.
Macron had previously promised to reduce nuclear from 75 to 50 percent of its power, noted Financial Times. 'But the mood has now changed,' the paper writes today. 'Macron said on Tuesday he would begin investing in new nuclear projects "very quickly."'
'Nuclear is coming [back] to the fulcrum of the energy debate in France and much faster than I ever thought it would,' said a partner at Lavoisier Conseil, an energy-focused management consultancy."
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