By the end of the year France should have a “precise timetable” for the planned closure of nuclear power plant detailing “which reactors and how many reactors” are involved, energy minister Nicolas Hulot announced. At the same time, “the real turning point [in the energy transition] is the development of renewable energies, and it is on this that I want to be judged,” he said. The comments came at events to mark the end of a national public debate to help shape France’s next multi-annual energy programme (PPE) covering the periods 2018-2023 and 2024-2028. The PPE will detail how France will manage the transition from sourcing around 75% of its electricity from nuclear power down to 50%.
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