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Sun Mar 2, 2014, 06:10 PM

Would Going Green Reduce French Militarism?

PressTV - French waiting to see if Hollande goes green

French voters are still waiting to see if President Francois Hollande will keep his election promise about halving the country’s nuclear energy use due to aging facilities, Press TV reports.

France is the world’s biggest user of atomic energy, with 75 percent of the nation’s electricity currently being derived from nuclear power.

...A decision to go green could reduce the militarism in France's foreign policy, but it could hurt its long-stagnant economy as well.

Many believe that despite the claims of humanitarian intervention, French wars in Mali and the Central African Republic are to safeguard the region’s uranium deposits.

Some argue that a switch to renewable energies...


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