France to shut down oldest nuclear complex by end of June

France is to shut down its oldest nuclear complex by the end of June

Reactor No. 1 will be halted on Saturday and the entire complex will come to a halt on June 30, the statement said.

France depends more on nuclear energy than any other country, getting about three-quarters of its electricity from the plants. Macron said in 2018, outlining France's energy strategy for the next 30 years, that 14 nuclear reactors out of the 58 now running at 19 plants will be shut down by 2035. France would cap the amount of electricity it derives from nuclear plants at 50% by then.

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