Tag: President Macron

France back EU stance on Nord Stream 2

France back EU stance on Nord Stream 2

Efforts from Brussels to regulate the Russian led Nord Stream 2 gas project have been bolstered by support from the French for proposed EU energy rules on the pipeline, despite German opposition. Although the proposal does not have the leverage to stop the pipeline, it could restructure the operation and […]

Uniper question French market over coal exit

Uniper question French market over coal exit

German energy giant Uniper has warned that it would be forced to review its French business model if the country continues plans to close its coal fired power plants. “If the government simply pushes the idea of a coal exit through without consensus with the companies we need to rethink […]

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a press briefing with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton and Larry Kudlow at the G7 summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

US advocates fossil fuels for energy security at G7

Tensions flared between the US and other G7 members as it moves to prioritise economic growth and energy security over a rapid transition to renewables.  At the G7 summit in Canada, the US reiterated its belief that all countries should be able to decide their own domestic energy policies. As part of […]

Macron’s fight against climate change leaves grid exposed

Macron’s fight against climate change leaves grid exposed

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that he will close all coal and nuclear power plants, but in doing so could leave thousands of people without power. In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Macron said the fight against climate change would be one of […]

US could return to the Paris agreement – Macron

US could return to the Paris agreement – Macron

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, has said that he may have persuaded President Trump to reconsider his decision to remove the US from the Paris Agreement. Speaking in an interview on Sunday Macron said: “He said he would try to find a solution in the coming months. We spoke in […]

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 06, 2012 shows French environmental activist Nicolas Hulot looking on as he speaks to journalists following a meeting with France's President at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris.
Nicolas Hulot announced on July 5, 2016, he won't stand as a candidate in the 2017 presidential election. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS

Environmental campaigner appointed French energy minister

The new President of France has appointed Nicolas Hulot as the minister for the environment and energy. Hulot has a history as an environmental campaigner and has advised previous administrations on the subject. Speaking last month he said: “EDF … overinvests in costly nuclear projects like Hinkley Point, and does […]