2012 Elections have nuclear impact in France – Party proposes closing 24 of 58 reactors by 2025

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In an electoral pact with the Green party, Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, France’s Socialists have agreed to phase out a large chunk of the country’s nuclear capacity and guarantee the Greens seats in the next parliament in return for their electoral support.

 

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France would close 24 of 58 nuclear reactors by 2025.

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In replacing largely depreciated, long-life assets with less reliable alternatives, the move would deprive state-controlled Electricité de France of a third of its capacity at a cost of nearly EUR2 billion in operating profit.

Source: WSJ.com

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