Valérie Pécresse, the right-wing candidate for Les Républicains, has presented her "patriotic and European" vision for Europe. It flirts between the one presented by 'not-yet candidate' Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen. EURACTIV France reports.
Three months before the French presidential election, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National presented its 'economically viable' climate policy project, which aims to be pro-nuclear and pro-hydrogen, but anti-wind. EURACTIV France reports.
Electricity giant EDF on Wednesday (12 January) announced a further delay and cost overruns for France's flagship new-generation nuclear plant in a blow to President Emmanuel Macron's strategy of making atomic power a cornerstone of energy policy.
The EU is in the final stages of honing its green finance rules and a leaked draft proposing that nuclear and gas should receive the label for the transition has prompted complaints from Berlin. But positions differ even inside the new German coalition government
President Emmanuel Macron said he was in favour of "nuclear power being integrated into the taxonomy" on green finance in an address before the European Committee of the Regions on Wednesday (1 December). EURACTIV France reports.
The coalition deal struck between three parties that will form Germany's next government is very much in line with France's own ambitions and priorities, including its vision of a more federal EU. EURACTIV France reports.
Sven Giegold, a Green MEP who is one of the key negotiators in the German government coalition talks, told EURACTIV that Germany will need "small volumes" of additional gas capacity in order to "stabilise" renewable power on the electricity grid. However, he is opposed to the inclusion of gas in the EU's green finance taxonomy.
The climate crisis presents "a market opportunity for carbon-reducing technologies" such as nuclear power, said US energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, teasing a $23 trillion market to countries in Central and Eastern Europe by 2030.
As the debate on renewable energies and nuclear rages across France, nuclear proponents, environmentalists, scientists and politicians will have to set aside their differences in order to advance the energy transition. EURACTIV France reports.
French MPs and Senators reached an agreement on the final version of the country's Climate and Resilience Law - an emblematic text of the presidential term that aims to support the country’s ecological transition by helping it reach its 40% emission reduction target by 2030. A final vote is expected this summer. EURACTIV France reports.
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Renewables will not be enough for Europe to meet its 2050 climate neutrality goal, says a coalition of centrist and conservative MEPs. Instead, the EU will need a nuclear renaissance to achieve it, they argue, referring to a fresh study on the EU’s climate policy.
French plans to ring-fence EDF's nuclear arm from the rest of the power giant have triggered differences between Paris and Brussels over how it should be structured, according to a source close to the discussions.
Reactor 4 of the Ukrainian Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been covered with a new arch and is the largest mobile structure ever built by humans. This time, it has been co-financed by the EU. EURACTIV's media partner Euroefe reports.
The European Parliament's decision to exclude the nuclear energy sector from the list of investments that can benefit from the EU's green investment label will have consequences for the sector, particularly in France. EURACTIV France reports.
Major long-term climate ambitions proposed in Brussels contrast with the French government's constant back-pedalling at the domestic level. This is demonstrated by the current debate surrounding France's energy and climate bill. EURACTIV France reports.
An additional 2.2 million French people residing close to nuclear power plants will receive iodine tablets and information on how to proceed in the event of an accident. This was announced by the French Nuclear Safety Authority on Monday. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
Even though the UK is currently weakened because of Brexit, May still stood her ground during her visit in China and did not bow down to their demands, showing true British stubbornness, writes Francois Godement.