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EDF shares dip as minister fuels Areva speculation

Comments by the French energy minister have led to a 4.2 per cent drop in shares for EDF.

French government may row back on nuclear plant decision

The French energy minister appears to have left the door open for retaining the services of the country's oldest nuclear power plant.

French minister Royal calls for raise in cost of fossil fuels

Segolene Royal, France's energy minister, has called for a hike in the cost of burning coal, oil and gas-fired power in order to stimulate greater investment in renewables and away from conventional power generation.

Paris kicks off French geothermal ‘renaissance

France is looking to exploit its highly promising geothermal power potential to provide heating for around 170,000 homes as well as schools and hospitals.

French minister Royal calls for rise in cost of fossil fuels

Segolene Royal, France's energy minister, has called for a hike in the cost of burning coal, oil and gas-fired power in order to stimulate greater investment in renewables and away from conventional power generation.

Hollande re-asserts belief in Hinkley Point C nuclear project

The French premier François Hollande says that he still wants to see the EDF-backed Hinkley Point C nuclear power project go ahead despite the difficulties the development is having in getting off the ground.

EDF nuclear chief says 100 per cent renewables by 2050 ‘unrealistic’

A recent study by French state energy agency ADEME, which claimed France could switch to 100 per cent renewables by 2050 has been dismissed by one of EDF's top nuclear executives, who also referred to Germany's case as something of a cautionary tale.

French energy bill to address difficult nuclear question

The French government unveiled its long-delayed energy bill on Wednesday and attempted to provide more clarity and direction for renewable and nuclear power generation.

Paris kicks off French geothermal ‘renaissance’

France is looking to exploit its highly promising geothermal power potential to provide heating for around 170,000 homes as well as schools and hospitals.

Industry and political leaders united in call for stronger carbon pricing

On the eve of the anniversary of the COP21 global climate change agreement, leaders from the worlds of business and politics again called for strong carbon pricing as a means of delivering on the target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.

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