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UK blackouts ‘much more likely’ as nuclear issues in France spark import fearsFrance is expected to produce far less nuclear electricity than was previously envisaged, sparking fears that it will have to conserve its energy and withhold exports to Britain.

It comes after EDF warned this week that its nuclear power output could plummet again, marking the fourth time this year that the French energy giant scaled back predictions for its nuclear electricity output.

Dr Paul Dorfman, an associate fellow from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex told Express.co.uk: “Despite the friendly rhetoric between Sunak and Macron, trying to keep the lights on in Paris, while coping with the broken French nuclear fleet, will take precedence over power supply to the UK – and will mean UK blackouts are much more likely.”

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