- France's ambitious nuclear construction programme is running into the reality of skilled worker shortages.
- France needs to find another 100,000 nuclear specialists of all guises over the coming six years to execute its plan.
- France aims to reduce its net emissions to zero by 2050, and nuclear energy is necessary for that.
- France's nuclear industry is struggling to find and train the skilled workforce necessary for the construction of new reactors.
- The government is trying to cut some of the permitting red tape to speed up the process, but even optimistic estimates have the first reactor running by 2035.
France’s struggle to deliver a second nuclear era
France’s ambitious nuclear construction project aimed at reducing carbon emissions is struggling with a shortage of skilled workers. The government has set an optimistic target to have the first of six new reactors running by 2035 to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.