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The Senegalese village of Niomoune
20/11/2015 - Senegal

Lighting African households with smartphones

Households in Senegal could soon be able to light their homes using their mobile phones.
09/11/2015 - Tanzania - Climate change

Solar energy lights the way for one forgotten Tanzanian village

The dusty village of Melela Mlandizi stands 45 kilometres outside of regional hub Morogoro, Tanzania.
Tanzania Environment series part 1/5
09/11/2015 - International report

Tanzania Environment series part 1/5

RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto travelled to a village outside of the city of Morogoro to talk to residents about how one small, simple innovation has made a big change in their lives.

The former mine site of Loos-en-Gohelle has been turned into a centre of green innovation
04/11/2015 - Report: France

Green electricity and policies making inroads in ex-coal mining areas of northern France

France has long invested in nuclear energy, which makes it difficult for renewables to find funding or supporters. In northern France, with its legacy of coal mines, introducing sustainable policies and green energy is even more of a challenge.

French power company provides 100 per cent renewable electricity
02/11/2015 - Spotlight on France

French power company provides 100 per cent renewable electricity

The UN climate conference, to be hosted in Paris in December, has highlighted the effects of global warming around the world and what people are doing to stop it.
Wind power in Ethiopia
26/10/2015 - AFRICA

Young leaders tipped to be at core of Addis Ababa energy summit

To discuss major issues related to global energy use and production, decision makers from across the globe are set to meet at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, in Addis Ababa, this week.
French NGO's gather outside France's National Assembly on 20 October, 2015.
20/10/2015 - France

Activists pressure Hollande on development aid cuts, as climate talks loom

Activists gathered outside the French Parliament on Tuesday to put pressure on the government to keep its promise on development aid. NGOs are furious after France's Budget commission proposed to slash 177 million euros from the 2016 Budget.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (5th R) meets French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (4th L) in Riyadh, 12 October  2015.
13/10/2015 - France-Saudi Arabia

France and Saudi Arabia sign contracts worth 10 billion euros

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, accompagnied by his Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, signed 10 billion euro worth of contracts on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia.
A General Electric factory
15/09/2015 - US - FRANCE - Hungary - CHINa

GE to transfer 400 jobs to France

Energy giant General Electric is to transfer 400 jobs in electric turbine production from the US to France and another 100 to Hungary and China, the company announced Tuesday.

10/09/2015 - France- Europe-USA-Italy

France to eliminate coal export credits ahead of COP21

The French government is to scrap export credits used for coal technology made by turbine maker Alstom before Paris hosts an international climate change conference (COP21) at the end of the ...