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France will drop down to 50% nuclear powered by 2025, Macron’s new ecology minister claims

Greenpeace protesters make their presence known at the Fessenheim plant in France
Greenpeace protesters make their presence known at the Fessenheim plant in France

New French Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot claims France will seek to reduce the share of nuclear in the power mix to 50 percent by 2025 and would close its oldest nuclear power plant.

“In 2025, the share of nuclear (power) compared to what it was yesterday and not tomorrow must be 50 percent,” Hulot told France 2 television.

Currently around 75% of France’s energy demands can be accounted for by nuclear power.

Hulot confirmed that the Fessenheim nuclear power reactor would be closed after consultations.

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