Make France, within 30 years, the first major country in the world to stop depending on fossil fuels

24.02.2022

France agreed last year to extend the life of the country's 32 oldest nuclear reactors by a decade, to 50 years. Nuclear power currently provides about 70% of France's electricity, more than in any other country, and it plans to build six new nuclear reactors and extend the life of its existing nuclear plants.

These initiatives aim to "make France, within 30 years, the first major country in the world to stop depending on fossil fuels" and are part of the country's strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Construction work would start around 2028 so that the first new reactor can be commissioned in 2035.