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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.
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.