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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:19 AM
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France's environment minister says nuclear will shrink as a proportion of the French energy mix
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France's Borloo says 2nd EPR 'marginal' for electricity production
07.04.08, 5:03 AM ET

PARIS (Thomson Financial) - France's second European pressurised water nuclear power reactor, proposed by President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday, would be 'marginal' for electricity production, Jean-Louis Borloo, the environment minister, said on France Inter radio.

'One EPR more or less, it will not fundamentally change French electricity production. It is an idea, but in the end it is fairly marginal. Proportionally, even with this announcement, nuclear will shrink as a proportion of the French energy mix.

'We are perhaps on the eve of a revolution in electricity. If tomorrow cars are nearly all electric, we will need to produce electricity and we won't do it with coal-fired power plants which aggravate the greenhouse effect.

'On the other hand, more than doubling renewable energy will change the French energy mix, and reducing energy demand by 20 or 30 percent, as is the target, making energy savings, investing massively in energy savings, that is certainly a good idea,' Borloo said.

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Dead_Parrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 06:41 AM
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1. Fair enough
100% nuclear is do-able, but not necessary.

So long as it's 0% fossil, that'll do the trick nicely.

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