France can’t afford to give up nukes, utility chief says

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Henri Proglio, CEO of French utility giant EDF, claimed that decommissioning nuclear plants would create massive expense and job losses.

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So you're thinking that, after Japan's Fukushima disaster, you'd like to drop nuclear energy? Fine. But you'd better be prepared to pay the price. That was the message from Henri Proglio, chief executive of Electricité de France, in an interview published on Wednesday in Le Parisien newspaper, writes New York Times energy and environment correspondent David Jolly.