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Energy and Environment Minister Ségolène Royal presents the energy transition law in Paris
31/07/2014 - France

France to boost renewable energy, reduce nuclear

France is to invest up to 10 billion euros to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas costs.

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
10/07/2014 - France - Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan delegation visits France to discuss gas pipeline

An official delegation from Turkmenistan was to visit France on Friday to discuss economic ties, notably the construction of a pipeline to transport gas from the central Asian country to ...

Alstom's board has okayed the GE offer
22/06/2014 - France - US

GE-Alstom deal close as government negotiates Bouyges shares sale

The board of French engineering giant Alstom on Saturday unanimously approved the 12.35-billion-euro takeover bid by US conglomerate General Electric (GE) but the government’s plan to buy 20 ...

Signs of the times - indications for Alstom's and GE's sites at Belfort, eastern France
21/06/2014 - France - US - European Union

French government backs GE Alstom bid

France has decided to favour US industrial giant General Electric's 12.35-billion-euro bid for French engineering group Alstom.


French press review 19 June 2014

Railway workers, energy, cycling accidents and law and order are among today's subjects..

A Greenpeace floats over a nuclear power station at Saint-Vulbas near Lyon
31/05/2014 - France

France’s nuclear energy costs to soar

The cost of nuclear energy in France is to increase sharply and continue to increase over the next few years, France’s official auditor says, predicting that investment to prolong the lives ...

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt (R), senior vice-president for corporate business development John Flannery and Franch boss Clara Gaymard (L) leave the Elysée after meeting President François Hollande
28/05/2014 - France - US - Germany

GE offers to create 1,000 jobs in France if Alstom deal agreed

General Electric (GE) has promised to create 1,000 jobs in France if it buys the energy arm of French company Alstom, sources told the media after a meeting between the US company”s boss, ...

Areva's uranium mine at Arlit, northern Niger
28/05/2014 - France - Niger

Areva agrees nuclear mining deal with Niger

French nuclear energy group Areva has signed a deal with Niger’s government to renew its operation of two uranium mines in the north of the country.

Wind turbine at Alstom's offshore on the Loire Estuary western France, 15 may 2014.
23/05/2014 - France - United States - Germany

GE extends Alstom deal deadline

General Electric (GE) has extended the deadline on its offer to buy Alstom's energy unit at France's request. The US giant's 17-million-euro bid caused a furore in France.

Arnaud Montebourg, Economy Minister
15/05/2014 - France

New French rule on takeovers could effect GE Alstom bid

New rules introduced by economy minister Arnaud Montebourg on Thursday could be used to block current attempts by the American company General Electric to take over the French energy giant ...