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France to Curb Nuclear Output as Europe’s Energy Crisis Worsens

  • High river temperatures restrict EDF’s ability to cool plants
  • Temperatures to reach 36 degrees Celsius in Paris on Wednesday
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France to Curb Nuclear Power on Rising River Temps
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Electricite de France SA said it’s likely to extend cuts to nuclear generation as scorching weather pushes up river temperatures, bringing the energy crisis in the European Union’s second-largest economy into sharp focus.

Europe’s biggest producer of atomic energy, usually a net exporter of power for most of the year, is importing now. The nuclear issues are not just a problem for France but for countries such as neighboring Germany, which may have to burn more gas to keep the lights instead of preserving the fuel in storage for winter.