Revealed: the hidden study that says all France’s electricity can come from renewables by 2050

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Next week, the French environment and energy agency ADEME, a government body led by the ministries of the environment and that of research, is to hold a two-day conference in Paris to discuss the potential future role of renewable energy in electricity production in France. The April 14th-15th conference, entitled ‘40% of renewable electricity by 2050: is France ready?’ was originally planned to discuss a far more radical proposition – that of a 100% reliance on renewables for all of France’s electricity supply.