France and the energy trilemma

How the Fifth Republic has sought to balance energy security, affordability and environmental sustainability

Authored by: John S. Duffield

Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781857437454
eBook ISBN: 9781315723617
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Although not the leading power it once was, France continues to play an important role in world energy affairs. It remains among the 10 largest energy consumers. And for many years, it has been the second largest producer of nuclear power, after the United States.

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