Bernard Laponche: The importance of nuclear energy in the production of electricity in France makes this technique and its future an important element of the multiannual energy programming, EPP. It is essential that energy safety and security be taken into account in the development of the EPP, as well as issues related to the nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste. The multiannual energy program, the EPP, must set the policies and measures to be implemented in the coming years in order to place itself on a trajectory of the energy consumption and supply system which respects the objectives of the law on Energy transition for green growth in 2015. These objectives cover several components of the energy system with different horizons: 2025, 2030, 2050. The development of the PEP must therefore be done on the basis of scenarios of evolution of the energy system. at these different horizons, of the Negawatt type, in which particular scenarios, especially on electricity, such as those of RTE and the IDDRI-Agora study on Germany and France, fit.
Mediapart 7th June 2018 read more »
IRSN submits its report on the storage of spent nuclear fuel to the Parliamentary Commission on the Safety and Security of Nuclear Facilities.
IRSN 8th June 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] Once again, nuclear energy mobilizes neurons. In the midst of the debate on multiannual energy planning (EPP), while the National Radioactive Materials and Waste Management Plan is being prepared , the National Assembly’s Committee on Sustainable Development is hearing a lot about safety and security. nuclear security . Chaired by MP (LR) Paul Christophe, the commission asked a simple question: what is the safest way of managing spent fuel produced by nuclear power plants? The question is not insignificant. It arose after EDF formalized, last year, its super pool project, intended to centralize, around 2035, the storage of 10,000 tons of spent fuel, while waiting for reprocessing or final storage. A few weeks earlier, Greenpeace had classified the plant’s storage pools as vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
Journal de Environnement 7th June 2018 read more »