“Among some MPs, beliefs about nuclear power have taken precedence over science”
INTERVIEW – The Deputy for Hauts-de-Seine and Renaissance rapporteur for the nuclear bill gives an update on the main measures planned.
LE FIGARO. – What are the main measures provided for in the bill?
Maud Bregeon. – The objective is clear: to accelerate the revival of nuclear power and the construction of new reactors without compromising on safety, in line with the commitments of the President of the Republic in Belfort. Concretely, work that does not concern the nuclear island can begin earlier, a year or two in advance. As in other sectors, for years we have over-added administrative constraints and legal standards. It is time to give ourselves the means of our ambitions. This text is also a strong message. We finally remove the ceiling which limits the share of nuclear power to 50% in the electricity mix, introduced by François Hollande, the first president to question this national flagship. A decision taken to weaken the sector, on the basis of ideological considerations and electoral agreements with the Greens. Basically, our country is reconnecting with a…