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France must invest more in clean energy – IEA

Government faces key decisions next year on modernisation of nuclear fleet and raising clean energy ambitions to align with EU goals, agency says

France must invest more in energy efficiency, renewables and nuclear to put itself on track for net zero by 2050, according to the IEA. The government will need to take important decisions next year to ensure the country gets on track to meet its 2050 net-zero emissions goal, notably in terms of plans to modernise its nuclear power fleet and stepping up its clean energy measures across the entire economy. “France is approaching a crossroads, as key decisions on its future energy system need to be taken soon to ensure it can reach net-zero emissions by 2050,” says IEA executive director Fatih Birol. “By investing much more in energy efficiency, renewable energy and nuclear power, France ca

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