Tag: France


Winter is coming. And this is a problem as according to the latest official statistics, one French citizen out of five has trouble paying his / her heating bills or is feeling cold at home in winter. And as a Read more…


Recently the incumbent Energy and Environment Minister of France unveiled an ambitious energy transition project. As Euractiv reports, the country should ” increase the proportion of renewable energy to 32% by 2030, reduce CO2 emissions by 40% between 1990 and 2030, Read more…


Covering European environmental and energy policies for CleanTechies got me thinking  lately how France is lagging behind its neighbours. Indeed, in the last few months I have reported rapid development in Portugal, Spain or the United Kingdom. If France is not Read more…


According to recent data from the French Ministry on Environment, both solar energy and wind power pursue their progression, albeit more slowly than in the past. Regarding wind power, At the end of September 2013, the total wind power capacity Read more…


According to a recent study from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), wood burning is being used more and more in the country. Current estimates show that approximately 7.4 million households use this method to heat their homes, Read more…


I reported previously here on Cleantechies that in 2011 France was the first country to ban hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of recovering oil and natural gas deposits using large quantities of water and chemicals and sand. Fracking, as it Read more…


This week, the French government unveiled a new series of efforts due to tackle the lack of thermal renovations in French buildings. As I found out while writing my Master’s Thesis years ago, there are no less than twenty million Read more…


Biogas plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower has teamed up with Domaix Energy in Alsace, in the northeast of France to start rolling out four agricultural biogas plant projects in France. Apart from agricultural substrates, the biogas plants, whose construction has already Read more…


According to a new study, 16.7 percent of French employees were teleworking at least once a week in 2012. There has been a sharp increase since 2011, when only 12.7 percent were teleworking. This comes only a month after Marissa Read more…


Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented. The Sarkozy government wanted to require shops and offices to turn off their unnecessary lights at nights. This Read more…


According to a new study carried out by the English Centre of Economics and Business, traffic congestion in the United Kingdom, Germany and France cost each year up to 18,327 billion euros (around $24 billion).


In September, an environmental conference in France took place setting the policy of the new President, Mr. François Hollande and his government. This posts present the various points and how they differ or are in the line of the previous Read more…


According to the French utility EDF, the French solar PV capacity reached in March 3,000 MW, with over 2,672 MW in mainland France and 339 MW in Corsica and overseas. According to the data: the total capacity grew by 15 Read more…


While I was visiting my family in the Region of Lorraine – North Eastern France – I came across two distinct news illustrating the possible future of the region, and in a way, of the whole country. The first one Read more…

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