The boss at French utility firm EDF said the company is doing its best to satisfy the country’s nuclear safety regulator, which has concerns about its reactors, a news report said.
EDF has postponed the restart of its 900 MW Gravelines 2 and the 900 MW Dampierre 3 nuclear reactors until the middle of November from later this month.
A portal has been created to provide new insight on aging renewables and storage assets in the UK and France.
Germany’s Senvion has reached a new milestone in France after erecting 26 wind turbines at a site in the Occitanie region.
French President Francois Hollande’s government is concerned that discussions on the sidelines of the Group of 20 talks in China will sound the death knell for the Hinkley Point nuclear power project in the U.K., according to people involved in the talks.
France will launch a series of tenders for a combined capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar plants.
OST Energy has opened a new office in Paris to find more solar and wind power clients.
The US and a host of other companies have expressed concern over reported rising tensions in Libya which could harm the country's energy infrastructure.
Total SA said profit fell 30 percent in the second quarter, beating analysts’ estimates as deeper cost cuts and rising production helped the French company offset the slump in crude prices and strikes at its domestic refineries.
Nordex has sold a windfarm in Northern France to private equity firm Rive Private Investment.
The price the Government will have to pay EDF for generating energy from the new Hinkley nuclear power station will rise to nearly £30 billion, a spending watchdog has estimated.
Unions have stepped up their support for the delayed Hinkley Point nuclear power station, saying that confirming the financial go-ahead will be the first big “litmus test” for infrastructure projects following the EU referendum result.
France's Economy Minister has said a "timely" investment should be made by EDF on its Hinkley Point nuclear project in the UK following Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
Total has hired the chief of France's Gendarmerie police force to take over as its head of security, the oil company said on Wednesday.
Riot police have used tear gas during violent clashes in central Paris to disperse crowds who attacked shops during a protest against a divisive labour law reform.
Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labour bill that undermines worker protection.
Environmental activists have staged a protest outside the MCE Deepwater Development Event in the South of France.
The French government is said to be willing to support a 10-year extension to the life of the country’s nuclear reactors.
French energy firm Engie has confirmed that deputy chief executive Isabelle Kocher will take over the top job in May.
Lack of UK Government support for the renewables sector has led UK investment firm TRIG to invest £42million in a French solar project.
Energy giant EDF has announced a delay in building a new nuclear reactor in northern France, but said it will have no impact on its planned new power station in the UK. The European pressurised reactor (EPR) nuclear plant at Flamanville in Normandy will not be up and running until 2018, a year later than previously announced. Two more EPRs are under construction in China and EDF plans to build two at Hinkley Point, Somerset.
Subsea navigation and positioning specialist Sonardyne has opened its first permanent office in France to help support its customers in the Mediterranean.
France could get the equivalent of 10 years of gas consumption by exploiting the methane trapped in the former coal mines of its deprived eastern regions, a French company running a rare domestic exploration programme said on Wednesday. France, which slammed the door on developing shale gas due to environmental concerns and blocked many exploration permits, has discretely supported efforts by Française de l'Energie, based in the Lorraine region, to exploit so-called coalbed methane. "France is completely dependent on imports, so it's rather interested in seeing we can produce a gas which is clean and near existing infrastructure," said Julien Moulin, head of the company formerly known as European Gas.
A labor union that orchestrated a complete shutdown of France’s refineries in 2010 failed to gain support for a nationwide strike at oil plants this week in a sign its influence is waning. The Confederation Generale du Travail had called for a walkout at refineries, oil depots and import terminals to protest against a plan by Total SA to halt crude processing at La Mede plant in southern France. There was no labor action Thursday at refineries other than La Mede, where a three-week strike has idled operations, Total said. “The CGT is losing ground in its traditional bastions of power like energy and chemicals,” Bernard Vivier, director of Paris-based researcher the Higher Institute of Labor, said in an interview. “France’s social climate isn’t one of revolt these days but rather of resignation.”
France's CGT union on Monday called on workers at all oil refineries, depots and port loading terminals to strike on July 2 to protest against Total's plans to end refining at its La Mede plant on the south coast. In a statement, the CGT also called for Total's service stations to be blocked every Thursday this summer until the oil company withdraws its proposals for La Mede.