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Old Posted Oct 7, 2017, 9:34 AM
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^ Heavy lobbying. The nuclear industry stands for tens of thousands of jobs and some big oldish engineering tradition over the country. It's true that France has been dangerously addicted to this crap, just like some others to oil or coal.

Fact is you simply can't give up on an entire sector of the national industry overnight, just like that. Especially when it's an essential strategic business such as power supply for the entire nation, and when technologies to produce renewable energy are not quite effective enough to replace it all yet.

However, the transition got started, as shown by this type of projects. I think some large corporations of the sector like EDF, Areva and Total SA are now working on it. First because they have to if they want to survive and sustain their businesses in the future. Second, because they're more and more under the pressure of political environmentalism that's growing bigger and bigger locally.
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