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Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific via Daily Mail

French President Francois Hollande on Monday acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had “an impact” on health and the environment and promised to revamp the compensation process.Hollande’s remarks, made on a visit to the French … Continue reading

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Alarm Spreads Over Meltdown at French Nuclear Plant via sputniknews

The French nuclear safety watchdog says it has found “multiple failure modes” that carry “grave consequences” on crucial safety relief valves on the Flamanville nuclear plant in northern France, which could lead to meltdown. The new-build facility, that has been … Continue reading

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French energy minister expresses support for new nuclear via Power Engineering International

The French minister for energy, Segolene Royal, has indicated that the government is in favour of building a new generation of nuclear reactors to replace France’s ageing fleet. […] President Francois Hollande promised a makeover in France‘s energy policy during … Continue reading

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Au revoir, nuclear power? France eyes an energy shift of its own via The Christian Science Monitor

France is looking to undo decades of nuclear power growth and instead boost energy sources like wind, solar, and small hydro projects. French President Francois Hollande has promised to limit the growth of the country’s nuclear power, many older reactors … Continue reading

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France to boost renewable energy, reduce nuclear via RFI

France is to invest up to 10 billion euros to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country’s oil and gas costs. On Wednesday French Environment and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal presented a long-delayed energy bill to the weekly … Continue reading

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Nuclear plant tops Hollande’s agenda in Turkey via euro/topics

French President François Hollande arrived in Turkey for a two-day visit on Monday. During this first state visit by a French president to Turkey in 22 years the economy – and in particular French plans to build a nuclear power … Continue reading

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France struggles to cut down on nuclear power via BBC News

The Fukushima disaster led many countries to rethink their view on nuclear energy. Germany plans to abandon it altogether, but French President Francois Hollande also wants to cut nuclear output sharply – by a third in 20 years. It’s a … Continue reading

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Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant via Reuters

(Reuters) – Around 30 Greenpeace activists climbed fences to break into an EDF nuclear power plant in southern France at dawn on Monday, saying they wanted to expose security flaws and demand its closure. The activists, dressed in red, said … Continue reading

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EDF Slumps After Nuclear Price Concerns Trigger Stock Downgrade via Bloomberg Businessweek

Electricite de France SA, Europe’s biggest power producer, fell the most in five months in Paris trading after Bank of America Corp. cut its rating on the stock on concern earnings from nuclear generation will fall short. EDF (EDF) fell … Continue reading

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Hollande Draws French Industry Ire as Nuclear Edge Fades via Bloomberg

French industrial groups are up in arms as their once-celebrated nuclear-energy edge evaporates. After decades when their factories churned out everything from steel, glass and chemicals with one of the cheapest power prices in Europe thanks to the country’s 58 … Continue reading

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