France to cut nuclear power ratio to 50% by 2035

France to cut nuclear power ratio to 50% by 2035

French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a plan to reduce the country's reliance on nuclear power from the current 70 percent to 50 percent by 2035.

Outlining his energy policy on Tuesday, Macron said 14 out of the 58 reactors operating in France will be closed.

He has pushed back the target date set by his predecessor, Francois Hollande, by a decade.

The government plans to triple the output of wind power generation and increase that of solar power generation fivefold by 2030.

Macron suggested that the government will make an annual investment of 7 billion to 8 billion euros, or 8 billion to 9 billion dollars, for research and development of renewable energy.
Macron said although the country will close some of its nuclear reactors, it won't entirely stop using nuclear power.