Rumors: French Nuclear Plants May Get Deferred Retirement

France’s current generation of nuclear power plants may keep running for a while longer, with conflicting reports suggesting that the French government has authorized an extension of plants’ active lifespans from 40 to 50 years. Government officials, however, have denied that any such decision has been reached, and safety regulators have said that they were […]

Economy and Nuclear Energy Addressed During Hollande’s Visit to Japan

President François Hollande visited Japan last week for a 3-day summit meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His visit was the first by a French president in 17 years, since Jacques Chirac visited in 1996. France and Japan are looking to establish a free trade agreement and to collaborate on nuclear energy, in the hopes […]