We need to push technological innovation. There are 5,500 offshore wind turbines in Europe, only one in France which is floating. We must stop depending on petromonarchies, or even on uranium in Niger. Everything must be done to boost investment in renewable energies such as hydraulics, biomass, photovoltaics, solar thermal, waste, tidal power, and wind power.
We must move towards a decrease in nuclear power. Since France is very dependent for its electricity on nuclear power, it will take 15 to 20 years to phase out nuclear power. We must invest in daily trains, public transport, energy savings in buildings, deploy renewable energies. We have to get out of the idea that nuclear power is cheap, that it is our electric independence, because nowadays, nuclear power is twice as expensive as renewable. In addition, we are creating three times more jobs in renewable sources. These are territorial energies that we can organize through the social and solidarity economy, the local communities. If a nuclear power plant fails, an entire region disappears. We don't know how to manage waste, we don't know how to dismantle the power plants. It is very expensive, it is very risky. We can do so much better today. The energy question is an issue of sovereignty.
For the burial of nuclear waste, it is necessary to make subsurface, with a permanent means of control.
In Europe, we have 5,500 offshore wind turbines installed, in France there is not a single one connected. 750 people will be recruited for the Dunkirk wind farm, which will produce electricity half the cost of EPRs. We must invest in the North Sea, the compromise was made with the fishermen, we are concerned about the environmental damage that may be caused but we must assume this transition. In all of northern Europe, things are going well, there is no reason that things are going badly in France.
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