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France seeks to shield EDF, consumers with nuclear power market reform

16 Jan 2020

PARIS The French government plans to introduce a "price corridor" for France's wholesale nuclear power market that will enable state-controlled utility EDF to cover its costs while shielding consumers from volatile electricity price spikes.

French protests disrupt output at Total's Grandpuits refinery

24 Dec 2019

PARIS Total's Grandpuits refinery near Paris is producing at a reduced rate after the CGT union voted to halt output as part of nationwide protests against a pensions reforms, the French energy company said on Tuesday.

French union workers vote to halt production at key oil facility

23 Dec 2019

PARIS French workers voted on Monday to halt production at a key oil facility that supplies Paris and the surrounding region, joining other petroleum industry shutdowns in a nationwide strike against government pension reforms.

France's CGT oil workers could halt refinery production over pensions reform

20 Dec 2019

PARIS France's CGT oil sector workers union plans to step up a nationwide strike but will leave the decision over whether to halt production at refineries for workers to decide early next week, a CGT union official said.

French strikers angry about pension reform cut power to homes, companies

18 Dec 2019

PARIS France's trade unions on Wednesday defended their decision to cut power to thousands of homes, companies and even the Bank of France to force the government to drop a wide-ranging pension reform.

French strike against Macron reforms enters day two

05 Dec 2019

PARIS A strike that crippled public transport and closed schools across France entered a second day on Friday, with trade unions saying they planned to keep going until President Emmanuel Macron backs down from a planned reform of pensions. | Video

French strike against Macron reforms enters day two

05 Dec 2019

PARIS, Dec 6 A strike that crippled public transport and closed schools across France entered a second day on Friday, with trade unions saying they planned to keep going until President Emmanuel Macron backs down from a planned reform of pensions.

RPT-UPDATE 1-EDF's French rivals request 147 TWh of its 2020 nuclear power output

02 Dec 2019

PARIS, Nov 29 French power suppliers have requested 147 terawatt hours (TWh) of utility EDF's nuclear power generation for 2020 through the ARENH auction window, the energy market regulator CRE said on Friday, the strongest demand to date.

UPDATE 1-EDF's French rivals request 147 TWh of its 2020 nuclear power output

29 Nov 2019

PARIS, Nov 29 French power suppliers have requested 147 terawatt hours (TWh) of utility EDF's nuclear power generation for 2020 through the ARENH auction window, the energy market regulator CRE said on Friday, the strongest demand to date.

UPDATE 1-France's EDF delays restart of Cruas 2 nuclear reactor until Dec. 5

28 Nov 2019

* Worries over French nuclear availability ahead of winter (Recasts with delay of Cruas 2 reactor)

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