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Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen and Toulouse
07/11/2014 - France

French nuclear power plant drone flights continue, model plane fans freed

The mysterious drone flights over French nuclear power stations continued on Thursday night but the authorities were no closer finding who is responsible after the release of two model plane ...

French press review 5 November 2014

Just one day ahead of François Hollande's mid-term television presentation, the French budget deficit makes an unwelcome reappearance on the French front pages.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron.
05/11/2014 - France - United States

France okays General Electic take-over of Alstom energy assets

France has authorised the sale of most of Alstom’s energy assets to the US’s General Electric (GE) in a 13-billion-euro deal.

French press review 4 November 2014

American president, Barack Obama, is the man on all this morning's front pages. And he could probably do without it.
Nuclear power plant in Tricastin, in southern France.
01/11/2014 - FRANCE

Mystery drones seen circling French power plants

Drones were detected circling five nuclear power plants located across France on Friday night.

Leaders of Finland (Prime minister Alexander Stubb), Netherlands (Prime Minister Mark Rutte), Germany (Chancellor Angela Merkel) and Lithuania (President Dalia Grybauskaite) at the summit in Brussels
24/10/2014 - EUROPE

Despite divisions, European leaders reach climate accord

An agreement on climate change targets puts Europe in the driver's seat ahead of next year's global climate conference in Paris -

Nuclear on show in Paris as parliament passes renewable energy bill
16/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

Nuclear on show in Paris as parliament passes renewable energy bill

In a twist of scheduling, the French parliament passed an energy bill on opening day of France's first-ever expo devoted to the nuclear industry, the World Nuclear Exhibition. The draft legislation ...
Despite the energy transiton bill, EDF boss Henri Proglio predicts a bright future for nuclear power in France
15/10/2014 - France

French parliament votes to reduce nuclear power but export market looks healthy

The lower house of France’s parliament has passed a bill that aims to reduce French dependency on nuclear energy from 75 per cent to 50 per cent by 2025, although nuclear power is on the ...
French nuclear giant Areva hopes to build reactors in South Africa
14/10/2014 - France-South Africa

France signs nuclear cooperation accord with South Africa

France on Tuesday signed a cooperation accord with South Africa for the development of civil nuclear technology.

France's first 'citizens windfarm' likely to spawn copies
25/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

France's first 'citizens windfarm' likely to spawn copies

More than 70% of France’s electricity is produced in nuclear plants and last year just under 4% was produced on windfarms, for the most part by multinationals.