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

EU approves €600m French public funding for solar energy

The initiative will support the deployment of 350MW of capacity

Nuclear power station with French flag background
France bids adieu to 14 of its nuclear power stations

President Emmanuel Macron has announced the reactors will be shut down by 2035

Solar cleans up in French tech-neutral renewable auction

The 16 winners bid at an average of €54.94/MWh

French utility ENGIE announces Smart acquisition in the UK

Smart Buildings Ltd develops technologies and services that allows businesses to control their portfolio of commercial buildings

Europe’s largest tidal energy project to make a splash in 2021

A new joint venture has been created to deliver the project off the coast of France

EU approves €200m French state aid for renewable energy

It is designed to encourage the production of green power by businesses and individuals for their own use

Vattenfall enters French retail energy market

It already supplies more than 4,000 business customers in the country

French environment minister quits during live radio interview

Nicolas Hulot said he had not warned President Emmanuel Macron or Prime Minister Edouard Philippe prior to announcing his resignation

ENGIE and Nexity to develop sustainable ‘eco-district’ in Paris

It will consist of housing, offices, shops and a hotel