Bannière Indépendance énergétique

53% of the French public believe that nuclear power makes a positive contribution to France’s energy independence

 That's true!  Nuclear energy enables France to be independent for 56% of its energy needs.

#1 - A  strategic energy source

The nuclear sector has been contributing to France’s energy independence for more than 40 years.

Nuclear energy: an asset for France
  • Energy produced in France.
  • A sensitive sector in which it is desirable to keep strong know-how in France. 
  • A sector that creates jobs in France.
  • The 3rd largest French industrial sector after aeronautics and automotive sectors.
  • French expertise that is exported abroad. 
  • A sector that contributes to economic  development in the regions.
  • A sector that contributes 6 billion euros per year to France's trade balance.


#2 -  Security of supply

In the recent public health crisis, unprecedented in magnitude, the nuclear sector demonstrated its capacity to provide security of electricity supply.

Nuclear energy thus contributes to safeguarding the supply of electricity to hospitals, homes and businesses, as well as for mobility, the world over.



#3 - A  specifically French sector of excellence 

In the nuclear sector, France has developed a fully integrated domestic industry that enables it to master aspects ranging from the design and construction of its own facilities for electricity production, uranium enrichment and fuel fabrication, right through to recycling.


#4 -  Reliable and controllable energy

Nuclear energy provides electricity continuously and can adapt to variations in electricity demand.

In the BVA survey 2021, French people underline the fact that nuclear energy produces electricity uninterruptedly, demonstrating how important 24/7 electricity supply security is for them.


#5 - A  competitive  form of energy

Nuclear energy offers one of the least expensive sources of electricity generation, making French electricity prices among the lowest in Europe.

+60% : how much more a German household pays for its electricity bill compared to a French household.


€0.30 per kWh VAT incl. price of electricity in Germany
€0.17 per kWh VAT incl. price of electricity in France

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