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The French Disconnection – Reducing the nuclear share in France’s energy mix

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France is debating its energy transition, triggered by President Hollande’s pledge to reduce nuclear power’s dominant share in the country’s electricity mix. The debate has yet to produce a new energy law, but has shaken French complacency that they completed their energy transition years ago by decarbonising their electricity through nuclear power. It has also raised the question of the long term future and replacement of France’s 58 reactors. This paper argues against early closure of react...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Series:
OIES paper
Publication date:
2014-01-01
Paper number:
SP 32
ISBN:
9781907555886
Language:
English
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ora:10375
Deposit date:
2015-03-03

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