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World France's Le Pen says she will take down wind turbines if she is elected

11:07  14 october  2021
11:07  14 october  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Le Pen also said that she would provide strong support for France ' s nuclear industry by allowing the construction of several new nuclear reactors, fund a major upgrade of France ' s existing fleet and would back the construction of small modular reactors as proposed by President Emmanuel Macron. In a 2030 roadmap for the French economy presented this week, Macron proposed billions of euros of support for electric vehicles, the nuclear industry and green hydrogen - produced with nuclear - but made little mention of renewable energy. read more. France produces about 75% of its power in nuclear plants

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PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that if she is elected president next year she will end all subsidies for renewable energy and will take down France's wind turbines.

FILE PHOTO: French far right leader Marine Le Pen reacts to the results of regional election, in Nanterre © Reuters/SARAH MEYSSONNIER FILE PHOTO: French far right leader Marine Le Pen reacts to the results of regional election, in Nanterre

Le Pen, who will be the candidate of the Rassemblement National party in the April vote, made it to the second round of the 2017 election, and is expected to do so again, although some recent polls have shown that right-wing talk-show star Eric Zemmour could best her if he decides to run.

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But she still wasn’t close at all—Macron got two-thirds of the vote and Marine Le Pen only won two departments. The protests against the government indicate a lot of people are not happy with Macron, but the way France ’ s system works, with multiple viable parties all running candidates in a first round She has announced a major overhaul of her party, with a possible name change, and the avowed goal to broaden their appeal by putting a more moderate front. I wouldn’t be surprised if she decides to step down and put forward somebody seen as more electable (Also somebody who can keep their cool in

Ms Le Pen predicted her election as French president next year will be the third act of a “global revolution” which has seen Brexit and Donald Trump’ s seizure of the White House shake the world. She added her victory would “establish the real choices of civilisation”. She said : "Do we want a multicultural society following the model of the English-speaking world, where fundamental Islam is progressing, where we see major religious claims, or do we want an independent nation with people able to control their own destiny, or do we accept to be a region managed by the technocrats of the

"Wind and solar, these energies are not renewable, they are intermittent. If I am elected, I will put a stop to all construction of new wind parks and I will launch a big project to dismantle them," she said on RTL radio.

She added that she would scrap the subsidies for wind and solar, which she said added up to six or seven billion euros per year and put a heavy burden on consumers' power bills.


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Le Pen also said that she would provide strong support for France's nuclear industry by allowing the construction of several new nuclear reactors, fund a major upgrade of France's existing fleet and would back the construction of small modular reactors as proposed by President Emmanuel Macron.

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She repeated her support for Moscow' s annexation of Crimea, and her opposition to the sanctions subsequently imposed by the EU. If elected to the Elysee Palace, she pledged: "I would envisage lifting the sanctions quite quickly." So the meeting was a win for both. Marine Le Pen maintains she has never been influenced by Russian money. But last week it was revealed the National Front had applied for another Russian loan in 2016. Amid fears over Russian interference in elections from Europe to the United States, the mystery of her relationship with Vladimir Putin casts a shadow over her campaign.

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In a 2030 roadmap for the French economy presented this week, Macron proposed billions of euros of support for electric vehicles, the nuclear industry and green hydrogen - produced with nuclear - but made little mention of renewable energy.

France produces about 75% of its power in nuclear plants, which means its electricity output has among the lowest carbon emissions per capita of any developed country. However, it also lags far behind Germany and other European nations in wind and solar investment.

There is an active anti-wind movement, which is supported by the far right and centre right, notably by Xavier Bertrand, the leading conservative contender in the presidential vote.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Peter Graff)

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