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Hollande deals setback to nuclear, shale gas industries
EurActiv ^ | 17 September 2012 | (EurActiv.com with Reuters)

Posted on 09/17/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai

French President François Hollande has vowed to shut down the country’s oldest nuclear power station by 2016, and in a wide-ranging speech on the environment, says his government would reject development of shale gas using a controversial extraction method known as ‘fracking’.

Hollande, who took office in May, announced on Friday (14 September) he would shut the Fessenheim nuclear station in Alsace, near the German border, by the end of 2016, sticking to his election pledge to halt its operations by the end of his mandate in 2017. …

France derives 75% of its electricity from nuclear production, more than any other country, and the issue of its nuclear dependency has become particularly sensitive in the wake of last year's Fukushima disaster in Japan. Hollande repeated his pledge to cut the country's share of nuclear power in the energy mix to 50%. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fracking; france; hollande; socialism

1 posted on 09/17/2012 9:37:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

High taxes and high energy prices and no layoffs? why don’t you send those jobs over here?


2 posted on 09/17/2012 9:54:47 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Olog-hai

Ole Francois is France’s Obama, the only difference is the color! Marxists come in all shades!


3 posted on 09/17/2012 10:06:06 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Olog-hai
Sure wish we had a our power back!


4 posted on 09/17/2012 10:28:27 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Olog-hai

LMBO!!!
Congratulations, France!


5 posted on 09/17/2012 10:32:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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damn idiot, they are the safest and cleanest forms of energy there is!!!


6 posted on 09/17/2012 10:36:00 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

I used to laugh at the definition a syndicated radio talk show gave liberalism: a mental disorder. I am not laughing anymore. It seems he has hit on something.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 11:42:15 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Olog-hai

Every time France elects a communist (i.e. socialist) to power, they totally screw up the country for decades to come.

Let’s take back our honored dead from all the French cemetaries and tell them to go f*ck themselves. The Moslems will finish them off in a decade.

Viva la grenouilles!


8 posted on 09/18/2012 12:26:05 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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The French people will hang this guy one day.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 1:27:29 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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France’s new housing is ready: La grotte Chauvet Pont d’Arc

http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/chauvet/en/index.html


10 posted on 09/18/2012 5:22:05 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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