History café debates: Nuclear policy in France

History café debates: Nuclear policy in France

After three months of rest, the Thucydide Association resumes its History and History-News Cafés. At a time when History is once again well mistreated in school programs, the organizers hope that these meetings will be useful to all those who need to understand, compare, analyze, decipher the past and present worlds. in order to better prepare for the future. Café History from Thursday 13 October: France's nuclear policy, with Corinne Lepage.

Did you know that France has 58 nuclear reactors on its territory? Did you know that the oldest of these plants dates back to 1957? In order to ensure its "energy independence", France has relied most of its energy and electricity production (75%) on nuclear, after the first oil shock of 1973

Why this choice so marked compared to other industrialized countries? What was the specific context that justified it in the 1970s? What were the implementation and monitoring procedures for the French nuclear power program?

Who are the different players in this program (from the President of the Republic to “nucleocrats”) and the power issues associated with it?

What is the outcome of this policy in energy and ecological terms and what are these prospects, whereas after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in March 2011, France's historical choices are more discussed and raise more and more doubts?

To discuss France's nuclear policy for more than 50 years and to debate it in the light of a new international political and ecological context, the Thucydide association invited Madame Corinne LEPAGE, former Minister of the Environment, European parliamentarian, president of the environmental movement Cap 21 and author of a recent book entitled "The truth about nuclear power. The forbidden choice".

Café Histoire on Thursday, October 13: The nuclear policy of France - History and news. Come and ask your questions at the Saint-Antoine bistro, 58 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine 75012 Paris, on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m..

- Metro: Stations Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8) and Ledru-Rollin (line 8)

- Bus: Lines 76 and 86, “La boule blanche” stop.

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