France Risks Winter Blackouts as Nuclear-Power Generation Stalls

An unlikely victim is emerging in Europe’s energy crisis: France.

For years, the French state has been a cornerstone of the European energy market, thanks to its huge fleet of nuclear reactors. They enabled the country to export cheap power to nearby countries, helping keep electricity prices in check across the region.

But France is contending with its worst nuclear outages in decades, putting it at greater risk of blackouts this winter than big neighbors experiencing their own energy…

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