Skip to comments.Hollande deals setback to nuclear, shale gas industries
Posted on 09/17/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
French President François Hollande has vowed to shut down the countrys 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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High taxes and high energy prices and no layoffs? why don’t you send those jobs over here?
Ole Francois is France’s Obama, the only difference is the color! Marxists come in all shades!
damn idiot, they are the safest and cleanest forms of energy there is!!!
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.
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!
The French people will hang this guy one day.
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