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France Betting Big On Batteries With 700 Million Euro Investment

February 25th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The French government sees a battery-powered future and is betting big on it with news that it will invest 700 million euros in the manufacturing of battery cells for electric vehicles over the next 5 years. News broke of the investment as part of a new plan crafted by French President Emmanuel Macron that was shared to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers in Paris

France Announces Cuts To Nuclear & Coal, Boost For Wind & Solar

November 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech on Tuesday in which he announced a raft of new energy policies, including a promise to close the country's remaining four coal-fired power plants by 2022 and 14 of the country's 900 MW first-generation nuclear reactors by 2035. 

I Was Worried Trump Might Win In 2020, Then I Read This…

April 30th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Yahoo had great jingle in the 1990s. Well, it was just one guy in a high-pitched voice singing, “YAAAAHHOOOO!” For the last decade, Yahoo has gone steadily downhill. It is the home of the worst type of trolls. It is full of gossip and horrendous race baiting. They will write anything to get a few clicks. They are fantastic at clickbait, but pathetic on substance

Macron’s One Planet Summit Boasts Plenty Of Movement, But Mum On Fossil Fuels?

December 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

French President Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit seems to have gone off without a hitch on Tuesday in Paris, and the flood of announcements that have poured out of the event have shown a lot of willingness to commit to tackle climate change, but eyebrows are being raised at the seeming lack of commitment by governments to turn away from funding fossil fuels. 

More Than 80 Leading Economists Demand “Not A Penny More” Spent On Fossil Fuels

December 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of more than 80 world-leading economists from 20 countries have issued a declaration in which they demand that "not a penny more" be spent on fossil fuel production and infrastructure while encouraging an increase in renewable energy investments in the lead-up to French President Emmanuel Macron’s international summit on climate finance

No New Internal Combustion Engines In France After 2040

July 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Nicholas Hulot, the new environmental minister for France, has announced a 5-year plan that will lead to that country becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The plan is part of France's commitment to the Paris climate accords. One feature of the proposal would prohibit the sale of all cars with internal combustion engines by the year

New French President Invites Cleantech & Climate Leaders From USA To Ditch Donald Trump, USA (Video)

May 11th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

We've written a few times about how China has the opportunity (and seems to be taking it) to increase its global influence and power thanks to the Trump presidency. There are various avenues for achieving that, but the largest of them seems to be Trump's science denial and absurd ideas regarding global warming and sensible climate action. Now, another global superpower is following suit with this opening, but much more directly

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