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French government may jettison carbon tax plan

A plan announced by French environment minister Segolene Royal in May to introduce a carbon floor of EUR30 ($30), is set to be shelved.

Hollande says au revoir to Fessenheim nuclear plant

France's president promised this week that he will formally initiate the shutdown process for the nation's oldest nuclear power plant.

France announces 3 GW tender for onshore wind

France's energy minister Segolene Royal has announced competitive tendering for 3GW of onshore wind power to be allocated in a rolling programme over the next three years.

Areva signs fuel deal for EDF French nuclear fleet

Areva has signed a deal to provide fuel for EDF's fleet of French nuclear reactors until 2021.

EDF to receive $451m compensation for nuclear facility

The French government will pay around $451m in compensation to EDF for the closure of its Fessenheim nuclear power plant.

French energy minister expresses support for new nuclear

The French minister for energy, Segolene Royal, has indicated that the government is in favour of building a new generation of nuclear reactors to replace France's ageing fleet.

Royal announces $13.4bn fighting fund to grow renewables in France

The French environment minister, Segolene Royal, has announced that around $13.4bn is to garnered from tax credits and low-interest loans to help grow France's energy efficiency and renewable generation capacities.

French district heating drive in full swing

The French Minister of the Environment has appealed to municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants to establish heat networks.

France confirms end to subsidies for coal plants abroad

French Prime Minster Manuel Valls has confirmed that France will withdraw its support for coal-fired power plants abroad, although it has not yet confirmed when it will cease export credits.

New hiccup for Areva as defect discovered in new French reactor

Areva has suffered the latest in a sequence of setbacks with the news that flawed steel has been discovered in a crucial part of the nuclear reactor being developed at Flamanville, France.