Nuclear power and climate objectives in France
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France is facing a climate emergency at a time when its economic health is fragile. Nuclear power makes it possible to avoid carbon dioxide emissions, but also to reduce atmospheric pollution. What role can it play in the most critical areas, construction, transport and industry? Are its externalities under control, particularly in terms of safety and waste? What is its weight in the national economy and employment, and can it regain its former dynamism?
These questions can only be apprehended from the presentation of a balance sheet of the past years.
A word will be said about the policy of Germany, which decided to stop nuclear power after Fukushima, comparing it with that of France, as well as the current problem of the Flamanville EPR construction site.
The speaker : Jean Pierre Pervès, Engineer from the Arts et Métiers, Former Director of the Saclay Study Centre of the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, Member of the Scientific Council of Sauvons le Climat.