President Macron’s Pick for Energy Minister Will Be Good for Renewables, Bad for Nuclear

By [email protected] In the wake of presidential elections, France’s growing renewables industry could benefit from the appointment of an environmental activist to head energy policy.

Emmanuel Macron, who enjoyed a landslide victory in France’s May 7 elections, has appointed nature documentary maker Nicolas Hulot as Minister of Ecological and Solidarity-Based Transition, in charge of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs.

Hulot, a former press photographer who rose to fame on the back of environmental documentaries such as Ushuaïa, le magazine de l’Extrême, has been critical of France’s dependence on nuclear energy.

News of his appointment resulted in a seven-point drop

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