Geography class: Macron restarts France’s ‘nuclear adventure’ with plans for 6 reactors
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IB DP Geography — Unit 3 — Global resource consumption and security → Global trends in consumption
Click to read the article below and then answer the questions:
What percentage of France’s electricity comes from nuclear power?
Describe what is meant by a country’s ‘energy mix’?
Explain the link between building new nuclear reactors and France’s desire to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050
“Brussels [the EU] recently stuck to plans to label nuclear energy as ‘green’” Discuss this statement focusing upon the ‘green’ credentials of nuclear power
Richard Allaway, International School of Geneva/geographyalltheway.com