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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.
Scottish referendum series: part 3/5
17/09/2014 - International report

Scottish referendum series: part 3/5

As Scotland decides whether to secede from Great Britain, one of the key issues has been the management of vast oil and gas reserves in the North Sea.
Greenpeace activists at France's oldest nuclear reactor at Fessenheim, Alsace
05/09/2014 - France

Greenpeace activists given suspended sentences for French nuclear power station break-in

Green campaigners from 20 countries received two-month suspended sentences Thursday after launching a break-in at France's oldest nuclear plant last March.

France's oldest nuclear power station, outside the eastern French village of Fessenheim, near Colmar, 14 March 2011, file photo.
04/09/2014 - France - Europe

Greenpeace activists on trial in France for nuclear break-in at Fessenheim's plant

Greenpeace activists from 20 countries go on trial in France on Thursday. They broke into France's oldest nuclear plant at Fessemheim last March.

The Oikiluoto EPR in Finland
02/09/2014 - France - Finland

French-built Finnish nuclear reactor to go on stream nine years late

A jinxed new-generation French-built nuclear reactor for Finland is to begin producing electricity in 2018, nine years late, energy company Areva announced on Monday.
06/08/2014 - France

France wants more charging stations for electric cars

A new law that encourages the use of electric cars in France was promulgated on Wednesday.
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.
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