posing as a "defender of nuclear power", the minister of the Economy called "do not undermine this strategic asset".
Bruno The Mayor has assured on Tuesday that the nuclear kept "relevance" in France, after the closure of the plant of Fessenheim, calling for "do not undermine this strategic asset". "If one reflects on the long-term, nuclear power retains all its relevance," said the Economy minister, on BFMTV and RMC, when asked about the disconnection of the power plant of Fessenheim.
posing as a "defender of nuclear power", he cited two advantages for this energy : "It allows us to be a country that emits less CO2 for the production of electricity and that guarantees us our independence", he stressed.
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"A force to criticize the nuclear industry, we will lose skills," said Bruno Le Maire. "I want you to tell me that it is necessary to its re-industrialization (...), but it must not undermine our strategic assets, including nuclear power", he warned.
The secretary of State Agnès Pannier-Runacher has shown to be more nuanced. "Nuclear power today is a mixed blessing, to say the least in economic terms", she said on BFM Business.
nuclear power, which accounts for more than 70% of the electricity production in France, "we do not exclude the possibility of our energy mix. What we try to do is to balance the share of renewable energies and the share of nuclear power", she detailed.
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"In terms of technology, what we see is not necessarily the EPR, it is power plants that can be of a more modest size, that meet our needs of having an installed base (...) and to have technologies that are more efficient," said the secretary of State.
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the invoice for The first third generation reactor type EPR built in france, at Flamanville, in the Manche, has tripled to € 12.4 billion and the project has accumulated delays. The final shutdown of the oldest nuclear plant still in service in Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin) on the night of Monday to Tuesday, will ultimately not have expected the connection to this EPR, contrary to what was for a time considered.