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Macron restarts France’s ‘nuclear adventure’ with plans for 6 reactors

  • 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/

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