Energy Policy Divides Governing Coalition In France
From NY Times
After just four months in power, the governing coalition of the Socialist Party and the Greens is already marred by deep ideological divisions over energy policy, in particular how quickly and sharply France should move to reduce its heavy dependence on nuclear energy.
The risks are especially acute for the Greens, who are savoring their first taste of governmental power here in a decade. Francois Hollande, the Socialist victor in May’s presidential elections, appointed two prominent Greens to ministerial posts within his 38-member Cabinet, including the party’s former leader, C’ecile Duflot.