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French Government Asks EDF to Restart Nuclear Reactors Early

EDF SA's Tricastin, Martiques Power Stations Ahead of Earnings
Photographer: Theo Giacometti/Bloomberg

The French government asked Electricite de France SA to restart some nuclear reactors earlier than planned in order to help with a winter energy crunch across Europe.  

Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili said on France Info radio that she had asked EDF Chief Executive Officer Jean-Bernard Levy in a meeting on Friday to restart more quickly than planned some reactors that were halted for maintenance and scheduled to restart in mid-January.