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

French Government to invest €30bn in the green transition

The stimulus will support new technologies and renovating processes

Plans unveiled for €1.6bn gigafactory in France to supercharge growing battery demand

Production in the gigafactory is scheduled to begin in 2023 with a capacity of 16GWh of battery cells which will later increase to 50GWh

Assembly of world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor begins in France

A total of 35 nations are currently collaborating to build tokamak, a magnetic fusion device, which aims to demonstrate the real potential of fusion as a large scale carbon-free source of energy

French Government bans outdoor heaters at cafés and restaurants to tackle climate change

Under the new guidance all the doors of all heated or air-conditioned buildings will have to remain closed

EDF denies increasing role of China’s CGN at Hinkley nuclear plant

It dismissed the claims made in the Sunday Telegraph story, which alleges the Chinese state energy company is ‘more closely involved’ in the project than what was previously disclosed

French Government faces €10m fine over air pollution inaction

The country’s top court says air quality measures implemented by the government in eight areas, including Paris, are insufficient

France to issue fines as high as €135 for dropping masks and gloves on the streets

This is part of a campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the risk of microplastics spreading in the air, water and food chain

French airport builds first green hydrogen station to slash emissions

The project at Toulouse-Blagnac will supply airport buses and aeronautical applications with green hydrogen