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Energy, climate: the essential contribution of nuclear power

Awareness of climate change is leading to a gradual shift away from carbon-based energy. In this context, nuclear power should be able to find renewed interest. However, this is not the case. France has decided to reduce the share of this decarbonised energy to 50% of the electricity mix by 2035, leading to the closure of 14 nuclear reactors. However, at the global level, the International Energy Agency supports nuclear energy. In his interview with REE, André Merlin, a leading figure in French and European electricity networks, considers that to make a success of its energy transition, France must rely on a mix combining nuclear power and renewables. France must support its nuclear industry by renewing its power plants and continue to export its nuclear expertise around the world.

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