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EDF leak shows deeper reliance on nuclear, not renewables

Earlier this week Le Monde, that excellent French newspaper who’s title tells us it is about “the world” but which is always about France, has discovered a leaked letter from government to EDF, itself government owned, in essence telling it that orders for 6 new EPR nuclear power stations will be placed with it over the coming 15 years. This pretty much tells us all we need to know about France and its confidence in renewables – on the one hand EDF has repeatedly said it wants to push out of nuclear which is unpredictable, unprofitable and leads to it taking onboard lots of debt, and into renewables, but its majority owner the French government won’t let it. The French…

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