The future of renewable energy in France

Abstract : The future of renewable energy in France has always been dependant on the choices made for the development of nuclear energy. Most of the electricity produced and consumed comes from nuclear power plants, and as this energy is traditionally considered as economically competitive and safe, no much space is left for alternative solutions. For many years, there has been no future for renewable energy in France, but things have started to change some 10 years ago, because of European Community. This change has to be linked to the issue of climate change: as Europe decided to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, it started to build up regulations to this end, including law to promote renewable energy. France had to follow this move. Therefore, two levels have to be developed: the framework imposed by European Union, and the choices left to France.
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Isabelle Michallet. The future of renewable energy in France. After Fukushima : A Franco-Japanese Overview, Nov 2012, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨hal-00985406⟩



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