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14 Mar
France to build up to 14 new nuclear reactors by 2050, says Macron. Emmanuel Macron has announced a “renaissance” for the French nuclear industry with a vast programme to build as many as 14 new reactors, arguing that it would help end the country's reliance on fossil fuels and make France carbon neutral by 2050.
12 Feb
France's President Macron calls nuclear energy "sustainable" and is expanding the nuclear power grid. French people support him, but other European countries have taken their nuclear reactors offline over concerns about disasters like Fukushima.
5 Feb
Germany has objected to draft EU plans to label nuclear power plants as an environmentally friendly energy source that can help countries reach their climate change goals. Chancellor Olaf Scholz's new three-party coalition government voiced its objections in a formal letter to Brussels, ministers said on Saturday.
14 Nov 2020
Germany must completely rework its nuclear power phase out compensation system, the country's top court has ruled. A 2018 change to the nuclear act was deemed to be "unreasonable."
17 Nov 2019
This renewed Russia-Africa partnership could become another debt trap for Africa. African leaders should tread with caution signing nuclear power deals with their newfound friend – Vladimir Putin, says DW's Isaac Mugabi.

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