France to cut nuclear's share of power market to 50% by 2025.

Platts: “France’s lower house of Parliament voted Friday to cut nuclear’s share of the power generation market to 50% by 2025, from 75%, the AFP Parliamentary newswire reported.”
“MPs agreed an article in the the government’s “Energy transition for green growth” bill, which also sets long-term targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and reduce national energy consumption 20% by 2030.
The energy transition bill follows two years of consultation with industrial, environmental and social groups.
A nuclear power capacity ceiling would be imposed at the current capacity level of 63.2 GW, meaning state-owned nuclear operator EDF must shut at least 1.65 GW of nuclear capacity at the end of 2016 when its Flamanville-3 EPR is scheduled to start commercial operations.”
….The government wants renewable energy to mainly replace nuclear capacity, as it sees this as a key growth sector to boost sagging employment.
The energy transition bill sets a target of 40% of electricity produced from renewables by 2030, up from a current 15% share.”