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Jacques-Olivier Martin: "The error of February 22"


CHRONICLE - Nothing justifies the premature shutdown of a largely depreciated power plant that emits zero carbon. It is a mistake to try to make the short time of politics coincide with the long time of energy.

We made it this time! France will shut down a nuclear power plant. The first Fessenheim reactor will close at the end of the month. Let us bet that all the engineers and researchers, but also Georges Pompidou, so concerned about the technological power and the energy independence of France, will turn over in their grave, or will mourn this decision if they are still of this world. Not for ideological reasons, but because a small political calculation, that of François Hollande with the ecologists at the end of 2011, led to the shutdown of an industrial tool in perfect working order.

It is rather desirable for our country to choose to reduce the share of nuclear energy in its energy mix in favor of renewable energies. No one, not even the defenders of the civil atom, disputes this. That France is imposing the rapid closure of coal-fired power plants which spit out tons of CO2 in the atmosphere, it is obvious while the planet is suffocating. On the other hand, neither opinion,

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