There are good reasons why many European nations are on track to meet their Paris Climate Agreement carbon reductions.
First, most of these nations are small and highly urbanised. Their citizens tend to use more public transport, drive smaller cars, live in smaller dwellings, and operate smaller appliances than Australians or Americans.
Perhaps more importantly, many EU nations derive much of their energy from nuclear power.
France leads the way with nuclear power
France leads the way, getting about 75% of its electricity from its 19 nuclear plants.
With an eye on pressuring the rest of the world to do more to reduce emissions, French President Emmanuel Macron now says France, who promised to limit its amount of nuclear energy use, will now slowdown this process.
There is widespread discontent in his country regarding high energy prices, AP reports. And so, on Tuesday, Macron said he will close 14 out of 58 nuclear reactors by 2035.
Previously, the cap on electricity derived from nuclear plants was set to be at 50% by 2025. This cap was promised by Macron’s predecessor, Francois Hollande. Macron has now pushed this target out to 2035, as mentioned above.
So what will replace nuclear energy in France? None other than renewable energy. Macron has stated that his priorities lie with stopping France’s economy relying on fuel that causes global warming.
PS: Jason Stevenson exposes the ‘man made global warming’ hoax that we’ve been fed by the funding-hungry scientists — and reveals what could be in store for the next 20–30 years.