Nuclear Power

France Backs Nuclear as "Industry of the Future" Despite Pre-Election Promises to Cut Nuclear Energy

The minister for industrial renewal made the remarks, irking the Socialists' Green allies


Nuclear energy is a French "industry of the future", the country's minister for industrial renewal said on Sunday in a comment that has upset environmentalists in coalition with the government.

"We need energy that is not too expensive," Arnaud Montebourg told BFM TV. "France's existing nuclear infrastructure is a huge asset, giving us cheap and affordable electricity.