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Emmanuel Macron Promises Coal Power Plants Will Shut Down In France By 2021

By Aimee Lutkin

This week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the country will be shuttering its coal-fired energy plants by 2021, according to The Independent. Macron framed the deadline as a push for economic growth in the country, suggesting clinging onto coal is holding everyone back.

"We should stop opposing on one side productivity, on the other side climate change issues,” he said.

Macron also stated that making the switch to more renewable energy sources would give France “a huge advantage in terms of attractiveness and competitiveness.”