Hollande: non au ‘fracking’

France’s President François Hollande put a firm dampener on hopes for shale gas in the country by announcing he has rejected several applications to explore for the unconventional gas. At an environmental conference in Paris on Friday the French premier said his Government would shut down plans for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, the controversial method […]

Two ‘injured’ at French nuclear plant

Two workers were said to have been injured after a gas release at France’s oldest nuclear power plant yesterday. Initial reports claimed there was a fire at the Fessenheim nuclear site in Alsace on France’s north east border with Germany. Owner of the plant, French electricity firm EDF has countered claims there was a fire, […]