News Digest Item
02 May 2018

French export of cheap nuclear power to Germany could surge

Spiegel Online

A massive expansion of France’s renewable power capacity could lead to a wave of cheap nuclear power flooding the energy markets of Germany and other European countries, Markus Becker writes on Spiegel Online. The French “transition énergétique” could mean that solar power, wind power and other renewable power capacities are ramped up significantly while the country’s nuclear power capacity is not reduced proportionally, Becker says. French grid operator RTE proposed several different scenarios for the country’s power mix in 2035, but the government maintains that only those that include a solid share of nuclear power are appropriate in order to meet the country’s climate goals.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.

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