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Macron convenes a nuclear council on Friday to set his roadmap


A meeting planned in particular to refine the schedule for the construction of six new reactors and small reactors of the SMR type.

Emmanuel Macron will convene a

"Presidential Council for Nuclear Policy"

on Friday to set his roadmap to accelerate the revival of the sector, we learned Monday from the Elysée.

This meeting at the Élysée with the ministers concerned in particular will take place a year after the speech by the Head of State in Belfort: on February 10, 2022, he had defined his energy policy with a vast recovery plan for civilian nuclear power, the development of renewables, particularly offshore wind power, and greater sobriety.

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"A year later, the homework has been done

," said those around him, referring to the results of the government's sobriety plan, the adoption on track in Parliament of the bill to develop energy renewables, and the vote of the Senate, in first reading, of a text to accelerate the construction of new reactors.

Friday's council will now

"define a roadmap which will go from the supply of fuels to the treatment of waste"

, explained the Elysée.

It will also be a question of setting a timetable for the construction of six new reactors and small reactors of the SMR type, but also for the extension of existing reactors.

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This meeting will take place in the wake of the first ecological planning council organized last week by the president.

At the end of it, Emmanuel Macron affirmed that France must



“rate of effort”

to reduce its carbon emissions if it wants to achieve its objectives in 2030.

"For the president, it is important to demonstrate that on these major planning issues, things are moving and that actions follow promises

," it was argued in his entourage, while the environmental record of the head of the he state is often criticized by non-governmental organisations.

Source: lefigaro

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