Notre Dame
Could the Notre Dame be reborn as an energy-positive eco-cathedral?

Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures says that is exactly how it should be rebuilt

French football
French football league and WWF shoot and score to save the planet

The new partnership aims to reduce the ecological footprint of football clubs across France

ENGIE takes over Swiss energy solutions provider tiko

Its platform allows customers to group all their electrical devices in a virtual power plant and help manage fluctuations on the grid

Coal and biomass pellets
France ‘must close coal plants rather than convert to biomass’

Green groups from across 19 countries have written an open letter to French Environment Minister François de Rugy

Wind and solar infrastructure
French renewable energy firm Total Eren to buy NovEnergia

The company has been valued at more than €1bn

UN-backed climate fund appoints French official as new chief

The Green Climate Fund was established to support low emissions and climate resilient development in developing countries

EU approves support for French floating offshore wind farms

Different technological solutions will be tested, with the goal of deploying them on a larger scale

France’s Total buys plastics recycling firm Synova

It produces around 20,000 tonnes of polypropylene a year, made from recycled plastics for car manufacturers

Total and Ørsted team up for Dunkirk offshore wind farm

It is part of France’s call for tenders for the development and operation of the project

France freezes fuel duty rise in face of widespread protests

The tax hike to encourage a shift towards cleaner transport has been suspended for six months