French consumers with smart meters can request electromagnetic exposure tests

The nation aims to install 35m smart meters by the end of the decade

Renault to invest €1bn in French EV production

It plans to double the production capacity for the Renault ZOE EV

French utility ENGIE to buy renewable energy group

The company aims to develop 3GW of wind and nearly 2.2GW of solar projects by 2021

EU takes UK to court over illegal air pollution levels

France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Romania have also been referred to court for breaching air quality levels

Total buys 74% stake in Direct Energie in €1.4bn deal

It aims to have more than six million French customers and one million Belgian customers by 2022

EDF to invest €8bn in energy storage by 2035

It aims to develop 10GW of additional electricity storage projects globally over the next 17 years

France to commit €700m to solar energy group

The International Solar Alliance aims to mobilise $1 trillion of solar energy funding

Vattenfall forms alliance for French wind project

It has teamed up with French financial institution Caisse des Dépôts and German wind developer WPD to bid in an offshore wind tender in France

Costs fall in French onshore wind tenders

Costs have fallen in the latest tender for onshore wind projects in France. That’s according to new data released from the country’s government, which shows 22 projects have successfully secured a total of 508MW in clean capacity. The weighted average winning price was €65MWh (£58), lower than the current tariff of €72MWh (£64) for smaller projects […]

EU greenlights six backup power schemes

The European Commission has approved six schemes for backup electricity to ensure security of supply. It said the power capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland comply with the rules aimed at preserving competition in the single market. The schemes in Belgium and Germany are for strategic reserves, which keep certain generation […]