IEA praises France's energy policy achievements

In its 2004 in-depth review of France's energy policies, the International Energy Agency was full of praise for the country's successful achievement so far of the famous "three E's of energy policy"—energy security, economic efficiency, and environmental protection."In energy security France's nuclear park has dramatically reduced its dependence on oil, and the national electric and [natural] gas utilities have a near-spotless record of providing uninterrupted service to their customers," the review said."Environmentally, France has one of the lowest carbon intensities of any [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] country, largely owing to the predom...

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