French Energy Minister Vows to Shut Nuclear Plant: JDD

Philippe Martin, who became France’s energy and environment minister July 4, said the government will close the Fessenheim nuclear power plant by the end of 2016, according to an interview published in Le Journal du Dimanche *Martin also said that Henri Proglio’s role as chief executive of Elecricite de France SA doesn’t “pose a problem” for the government, according to the interview

(Corrects reference to Proglio in second paragraph in story published yesterday.)