French satellites are being phased out by 2022 as the country transitions to a satellite-based power system, the country’s energy minister has announced.
The Minister of the Interior, Jean-Christophe Cambon, told a news conference that the country was also moving towards using a more efficient and reliable way of delivering energy to its residents, and that a “satellite grid” would be installed in 2020.
“We are going to make an enormous investment in our power grid.
We will start to put in place an innovative system in 2020,” Cambon said.
“I want to assure you, we are going forward with this.”
The move will see the transition from fossil fuels to renewables as a means of powering the country for a decade, in a bid to combat the countrys carbon emissions and tackle climate change.
The move to satellite dishes is the latest in a series of ambitious moves by the French government to transition its economy away from fossil fuel use and towards the use of renewables.
In September, the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, announced that the government would phase out nuclear power by 2022, and the country would also be phasing out coal power by 2020.
France has been facing the threat of an energy blackout due to the lack of reliable and reliable electricity supply.
According to a recent report from the International Energy Agency, the continent is experiencing its first energy crisis since the Second World War.