Hollande boots out energy minister after budget complaint

France’s President François Hollande has booted out his energy minister (pictured, right) after she criticised cuts to her department’s budget. The nation is in the midst of chopping out €14billion worth of public spending and the swift sacking suggests little criticism will be tolerated from ministers. Delphine Batho spoke out against the 7% cut to […]

Zut Alors! Turn off those lights

France is reportedly bringing in a country-wide ban of lights in business properties and public buildings between the hours of 1am to 7am. Brought in by Delphine Batho, France’s Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, the energy saving ban is set to kick in from July later this year. Offices will have to turn […]