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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

15 Dec 2017

EDF board approves buying 75.5 percent of Areva NP by end 2017 - sources

PARIS The board of French state-owned utility EDF has given final approval for the acquisition of a 75.5 percent stake in Areva NP, the nuclear reactor construction unit of fellow state-owned nuclear group Areva, by year-end, three sources said.

13 Dec 2017

Suez sees more M&A as water treatment business booms

PARIS French waste and water group Suez expects more mergers and acquisitions in the very fragmented market for industrial water treatment, its CEO said, after its purchase of General Electric's water business in March for $3.4 billion.

11 Dec 2017

EDF announces big push into solar, sees cost at 25 billion euros

PARIS French state-owned utility EDF announced on Monday plans for a big push into solar energy in France that is likely to cost around 25 billion euros as the government tries to meet its climate goals.

09 Dec 2017

Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial

PARIS Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday at a Paris memorial service attended by French stars and politicians. | Video

07 Dec 2017

ITER nuclear fusion project faces delay over Trump budget cuts

PARIS ITER, an international project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor in southern France, said it is facing delays if the Trump administration does not reconsider budget cuts.

06 Dec 2017

China's Ofo joins crowded Paris bike-share market

PARIS China's Ofo launched its dockless bicycles in Paris on Wednesday, becoming the fourth bike-sharing scheme operator in a city set to banish all combustion-engine cars by 2030.

05 Dec 2017

France to reduce share of nuclear in power mix 'asap': minister

PARIS France will reduce the share of nuclear energy in its electricity mix "as soon as possible", French junior environment minister Brune Poirson said on Tuesday, although she did not give a target date.

04 Dec 2017

Engie plans to go green via biogas and renewable hydrogen

PARIS French utility Engie plans to switch all of its gas operations to biogas and renewable hydrogen by 2050, making it 100 percent green, its chief executive said on Monday.

30 Nov 2017

France stops large shipment of radioactive Belarus mushrooms

PARIS France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with low-level radioactivity probably from Chernobyl and not linked to a radioactive cloud that appeared in southern Russia last month, officials said on Thursday.

29 Nov 2017

France's EDF plans to bid in Saudi Arabia nuclear tender-sources

RIYADH/PARIS, Nov 29 French state-controlled utility EDF intends to take part in a tender to build two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

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