Environment & Energy Report

France Plans EU30B in Stimulus Funds for Energy Transition

July 23, 2020, 7:20 AM

Some of the amount, which is part of a EU100b ($116b) stimulus package announced this month, will be spent on upgrading railroads, housing and public buildings, Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili says on France Inter radio.

  • France is still committed to reducing nuclear power to 50% of its electricity mix by 2035
    • Government continues to study whether it should build new reactors or aim for 100% renewable power
  • Pompili also says she’s in favor of a moratorium on the construction of new warehouses used by online retailers
    • That would give lawmakers a few months to study the issue of preserving small...

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