‘Ere we go again? EDF suing French nuclear plant trespassers

Energy supplier EDF Energy plans to sue 29 protestors for trespassing at one of their French nuclear plants. Hot on the heels of their climb up the Shard last week, protest group Greenpeace struck again today, targeting EDF’s Tricastic nuclear station in southern France. Police arrested the activists after they had managed to unfurl a […]

Hollande boots out energy minister after budget complaint

France’s President François Hollande has booted out his energy minister (pictured, right) after she criticised cuts to her department’s budget. The nation is in the midst of chopping out €14billion worth of public spending and the swift sacking suggests little criticism will be tolerated from ministers. Delphine Batho spoke out against the 7% cut to […]

Hollande: non au ‘fracking’

France’s President François Hollande put a firm dampener on hopes for shale gas in the country by announcing he has rejected several applications to explore for the unconventional gas. At an environmental conference in Paris on Friday the French premier said his Government would shut down plans for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, the controversial method […]