Plans unveiled for €1.6bn gigafactory in France to supercharge growing battery demand

Production in the gigafactory is scheduled to begin in 2023 with a capacity of 16GWh of battery cells which will later increase to 50GWh

Assembly of world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor begins in France

A total of 35 nations are currently collaborating to build tokamak, a magnetic fusion device, which aims to demonstrate the real potential of fusion as a large scale carbon-free source of energy

French Government bans outdoor heaters at cafés and restaurants to tackle climate change

Under the new guidance all the doors of all heated or air-conditioned buildings will have to remain closed

EDF denies increasing role of China’s CGN at Hinkley nuclear plant

It dismissed the claims made in the Sunday Telegraph story, which alleges the Chinese state energy company is ‘more closely involved’ in the project than what was previously disclosed

French Government faces €10m fine over air pollution inaction

The country’s top court says air quality measures implemented by the government in eight areas, including Paris, are insufficient

France to issue fines as high as €135 for dropping masks and gloves on the streets

This is part of a campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the risk of microplastics spreading in the air, water and food chain

French airport builds first green hydrogen station to slash emissions

The project at Toulouse-Blagnac will supply airport buses and aeronautical applications with green hydrogen

France injects €1.5bn into carbon-neutral plane development project

The project is part of a massive €15 billion bailout plan for the country’s aviation industry

Iberdrola to invest up to €4bn to boost French renewable industry

The Spanish utility has announced plans to expand its renewable footprint in France in the next four years

Denmark tops world-leading sustainability scoreboard

Luxembourg, Switzerland, the UK and France form the rest of the top five countries of the 2020 Environmental Performance Index