French government orders EDF to close 17 nuclear plants – to reduce France’ s dependence on nuclear energy

“A row has broken out in Paris after the French-state-backed group building Britain’s new nuclear plant was ordered to scale down its production of atomic energy in France.

Nicolas Hulot, the minister for ecological change, said that Eléctricité de France (EDF) would have to close up to 17 reactors over the next eight years under a government plan to reduce the country’s dependence on nuclear power.

His announcement unnerved investors and EDF’s share price fell almost 2 per cent to €8.57 in afternoon trading in Paris, its lowest value since May. …”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/nuclear-reactor-closure-declaration-takes-edf-by-surprise-8mq095xcf

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