Inspired by the UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and the progress it has enabled in that nation’s acceleration to net-zero, France set up its equivalent Haut Conseil pour le Climat. Its first report is launched tomorrow (June 25th). The CCC certainly has made a difference, as this month the UK enshrined in law its goal of net-zero by 2050. The French parliament is in discussions to do the same. Céline Guivarch and Corinne Le Quéré, both members of the Haut Conseil, run through the progress so far of both nations, examining their strengths and weaknesses – are they counting international aviation and shipping, outsourced import/export emissions, carbon trading – and more.
Energy Post 24th June 2019 read more »
The majority of French people believe nuclear energy will continue to play a significant role in the country’s future energy mix, according to the results of a public opinion poll conducted by BVA on behalf of Orano. However, the study identified misconceptions about the costs and benefits of nuclear energy.
World Nuclear News 27th June 2019 read more »