EU bank and French hydrogen association join forces to support industry

Their collaboration is aimed at facilitating access to EIB’s financing solutions and expertise for hydrogen project promoters in France

French startup recycles hair to clean up ocean oil spills

James Taylor, Co-Founder of the French startup Capillum spoke to ELN about a hair recycling initiative, which extracts keratin from waste hair to use it for soil and water decontamination

EU Commission refers France to Court over poor air quality

Data provided by France confirms the ‘systematic failure’ to meet EU rules on PM10 limit values in the zones of Paris and Martinique for 12 and 14 years respectively

Octopus Renewables acquires French wind farm

The construction of the 24MW wind project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2022

Changes are coming; are we ready?

With both the American election and winter around the corner, as well as rising COVID cases spurring new measures and lockdowns, how are markets reacting?

Underwater cable being laid
National Grid launches 149-mile-long Franco-British subsea cable to power 1m homes

By the end of its first year in operation, IFA2 is predicted to avoid 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

France’s ENGIE sells 29.9% stake in Suez to Veolia

Veolia confirms its intention to file a voluntary public takeover bid on the remaining Suez share capital to complete the merger of the two companies

Renewables ‘covered almost a third of French energy consumption’ in second quarter of 2020

The country’s total renewables capacity reached 54,7GW at the end of June, an increase of 2,4GW during the last 12 months, according to a report

Czech utility EPH closes French coal plant only a year after buying it

The firm has announced it will close the facility at the end of 2020, two years earlier than initially planned

Plan to build gigafactories in France and Germany moves forward

The giant lithium-ion manufacturing facilities will produce enough batteries each year to supply one million EVs