France is the highest producing nation of Nuclear power in the world, 70% of their power comes from it.
It’s cheaper to continue upgrading and expanding their current plants, rather than simply shutting them down.
What’s more intriguing, is that there’s a fight in the European Union over the “taxonomy” of power sources, as to which can be classified as “Environmentally friendly”, and will therefore qualify for subsidies.
France is for Nuclear, Germany is for Natural Gas (because it’s cleaner than coal).
I’m kind of wondering if they’ll do both, and if they’ll finally get rid of those coal plants they converted to burn wood pellets.