|President Hollande confirmed his campaign|
pledge to cut nuclear power in France from
75 to 50 percent by 2025
Comment: In order for the EU to meet Hollande's targets, the countries will likely move away from fossil fuels into renewable resources. With Japan and France moving away from nuclear power, demand for rare earth metals vital for use in renewable energy sources will likely increase. Japan's goal of 30 percent renewable power likely will come in the form of hydroelectricity and geothermal, due to the limited space available on the island.