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United Kingdom

Geert De Clercq

France wants EU to seek end to jet fuel tax exemption to curb emissions

03 Jun 2019

PARIS The French government wants new European Union executives to push for an end to the global tax exemption for jet fuel to reduce CO2 emissions but has dismissed opposition calls for a ban on some domestic flights to encourage train travel.

IEA rings alarm bell on phasing out nuclear energy

28 May 2019

PARIS A steep decline in nuclear energy capacity will threaten climate goals and power supply security unless advanced economies find a way to extend the lifespan of their reactors, the International Energy Agency said. | Video

French Engie, Portugal's EDP aim be second-biggest offshore wind developer with JV

21 May 2019

LONDON/PARIS French utility Engie and Portugal's EDP said on Tuesday they will invest 15 billion euros ($16.7 billion) with the aim of becoming the world's number two offshore wind developer after Denmark's Orsted.

UPDATE 1-Utility Veolia's Q1 profits lifted by recycling business

02 May 2019

* No plans to go back into French district heating for now (Adds detail on urban heating and share price detail)

New French energy law puts off difficult climate decisions

30 Apr 2019

PARIS France has set more ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050 but few measures will take effect on President Emmanuel Macron's watch as the "yellow vest" protest movement limits his scope for environmental protection.

France's Suez says 2019 started well, Spain on hold for elections

26 Apr 2019

PARIS French waste and water group Suez said it had enjoyed a strong start to the year and had experienced robust sales momentum across all divisions.

Paris region opens bus system to competition

17 Apr 2019

PARIS The Paris region opened its bus system to competition on Wednesday, kicking off the liberalization of one of Europe's biggest public transport systems.

In the heart of Paris, a wounded Notre-Dame stirs emotions

17 Apr 2019

PARIS Early morning runners stopped in their tracks, dumb-founded. Across the river, still smouldering, loomed the burnt-out form of Notre-Dame de Paris, its spire collapsed, its bell towers and buttresses standing silent in the dawn light. | Video

In the heart of Paris, a wounded Notre-Dame stirs emotions

16 Apr 2019

PARIS Early morning runners stopped in their tracks, dumb-founded. Across the river, still smouldering, loomed the burnt-out form of Notre-Dame de Paris, its spire collapsed, its bell towers and buttresses standing silent in the dawn light. | Video

In the heart of Paris, a wounded Notre-Dame stirs emotions

16 Apr 2019

PARIS Early morning runners stopped in their tracks, dumb-founded. Across the river, still smouldering, loomed the burnt-out form of Notre-Dame de Paris, its spire collapsed, its bell towers and buttresses standing silent in the dawn light.

World News

'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.