Nuclear reactor problems in France show need for diversified mix of renewables

It should come as no great surprise that France, traditionally a leading exporter of electricity to the rest of Europe, is now in the position of needing to import power. Lost in the hubbub over supplier issues, however, is the fact that the country replacing France as the continent’s leading exporter of electricity – Sweden –  has been reducing its reliance on nuclear power to produce electricity. What’s more, Sweden has a diverse mix of renewables.

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