A new report by Greenpeace in France shows that renewable energy sources like photovoltaic solar and wind will be more affordable than nuclear power by the end of the decade.
As France rushes to make expensive upgrades to its aging nuclear plants in the midst of the ongoing Fuksuhima disaster in Japan, the report (published here in French) shows that maintaining the nation’s dependence on atomic energy no longer makes financial sense.
According to Reuters, the Greenpace study comes a week before French Energy Minister Segolene Royal “presents the broad lines of a much-delayed framework energy law that aims to spell out how France will cut the share of atomic energy to 50 percent from the current 75 percent by 2025.”
As the solar energy industry website PVTech reports:
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