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France Must Decide on Energy Mix Before Reactors Close, ASN Says

France must accelerate a decision on its future energy mix before aging nuclear plants are halted permanently, according to the country’s atomic-power regulator.

Lawmakers must also ensure electricity producers have sufficient generation capacity to keep the lights on should multiple reactors shut at once for safety reasons, Autorite de Surete Nucleaire President Pierre-Franck Chevet said yesterday.