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Energy-Starved France Mulls Burning More Coal to Keep Lights On

  • Country’s coal-fed plants could be allowed to run longer hours
  • Rule change would apply for two months, boosting power supply
Electricity pylons hold power lines in Hayes, France.
Electricity pylons hold power lines in Hayes, France.Photographer: Giovanni del Brenna

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France is considering a plan to allow electricity producers to burn more coal after the nation’s grid operator warned of possible power shortages.