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France’s Macron Bets on Nuclear Power to Fight Climate Change

Matthew Dalton of The Wall Street Journal reports that France is betting big on nuclear power.

The C3 Take
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that France will build six new nuclear fission reactors, with the first new plant coming online in 2035.
  • France has put nuclear power at the cornerstone of its strategy to address climate change and reduce power sector emissions.
  • Nuclear power safe, reliable, and our largest source of carbon free energy.
  • Policymakers should follow Macron’s example and find ways to accelerate nuclear energy deployment in the United States.

“France already relies on nuclear power to generate more than 70% of its electricity. But the average age of its fleet of reactors is 37 years old, putting pressure on authorities to bring a new generation on to the market in the coming years.”

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