AFP headline: France to restart all nuclear reactors by winter amid energy crunch
Issued on: 02/09/2022 - 18:10
France’s minister for energy transition said Friday that French electricity giant EDF has committed to restart all its nuclear reactors by this winter to help the country through the broad energy crisis aggravated by the war in Ukraine.
Agnès Pannier-Runacher said the government is taking steps to “avoid restrictive measures” over energy use in the peak winter cold season, following a special government meeting over energy issues.
France relies on nuclear energy for about 67% of its electricity – more than any other country – and on gas for about 7%.