France could shut next two nuclear reactors sooner than expected

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(Reuters) – According to a government consultation document showed today, France could shut down its next two nuclear reactors in 2025-2026 if market conditions are right, earlier than expected as it presses ahead with plans to close 14 reactors by 2035.

France’s oldest two reactors at the Fessenheim nuclear plant will stop production in February and June this year. The next closures had been expected in 2027-2028.

Nuclear-dependent France aims to reduce the share of atomic power in its electricity generation to 50% by 2035 from 75% currently.

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