TV News LIES

Friday, Apr 29th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

E-mail Print PDF

Nuclear plants to closeTwo of nuclear power's greatest champions dealt the industry a heavy blow on Friday, with Japan deciding to phase out its plants and France confirming plans to cut its heavy reliance on the technology following concern over the Fukushima disaster.

Japan, which produced more than 10 percent of global nuclear power before it suffered last year's accident at Fukushima, joins Germany, Switzerland and Belgium in deciding to shut down nuclear plants and to spend money on renewable energy instead.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Japan would pull out of nuclear power by the 2030s and triple the share of renewable sources to 30 percent of its energy mix.

In Paris, President Francois Hollande confirmed his campaign pledge to cut the share of nuclear power in France's energy mix to 50 percent by 2025 from 75 percent. At the same time he urged the European Union to set tough targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for 2030 and 2040.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Study: Oxygen drain will be apparent in oceans by 2030s

Oxygen drain on oceansClimate models suggest climate change is slowly sapping oxygen from the world's oceans. In some places,...

Billionaire green donor launches U.S. millennial voter drive

Tom SteyerBillionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer's super PAC launched a $25 million youth voter drive on Monday...

Michigan ‘Covered Up Lead’ in 2nd City

Second City in MichiganA Michigan environmental official suggested a technician collecting samples for a suburban Detroit private water system...

Violent, destructive tornadoes target central U.S. Tuesday

Violent weather for TuesdayThe central U.S. is bracing for a big severe weather outbreak on Tuesday, with violent, destructive...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!