EDF estimated that the cooling system of the four reactors at the Tricastin nuclear power plant could be damaged during an earthquake. The electrician reported it to the Nuclear Safety Authority on February 20 after having carried out the necessary work.
France Bleu 25th Feb 2020 read more »
Why the Flamanville plant has not produced electricity for six months. In Flamanville (Manche), it’s not just the setbacks of the EPR. In addition to the catastrophic site of the third generation reactor , the Norman nuclear power plant shelters two relatively recent reactors, built in 1985 and 1986. But they are stopped. The number one, since September 18, 2019, and the number two, since January 2019. At issue: upgrading work that never ends.
Le Monde 26th Feb 2020 read more »
Is a bad wind blowing on the wind farm? After encouraging its development for two years, the executive began a change of course which delighted opponents and caused concern in the sector. Emmanuel Macron himself planted the first seed of this new deal on January 14 in Pau. During a round table on the theme of “ecology in our territories”, the President of the Republic had called to be “lucid” by affirming that “the capacity to massively develop wind power is reduced”. “The consensus on wind power is weakening significantly in our country,” he explained, before adding that “more and more people no longer want to see wind turbines near them, consider that their landscape is degraded”
Le Monde 27th Feb 2020 read more »