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
November 30th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard
Wind, solar, a continent-scale grid, and open economic borders all contributed to the death of the French nuclear dream. It’s time for France to wake up and join the future, and it has
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.
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
March 13th, 2018 | by James Ayre
The government of France will be committing €700 million in investment to the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the country's president Emmanuel Macron has revealed.
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.
December 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A day before French Presidents Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit launches, two French multinationals -- Schneider Electric and EDF Group -- have signed up to The Climate Group's corporate leadership campaigns RE100, EP100, and EV100, sending a strong signal to governments that businesses are stepping up to fight climate change.
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
November 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
World leaders voiced strong support for climate change mitigation strategies at the COP23 conference in Bonn this week, but a 12 year old boy from Fiji stole the show.
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
June 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
France is taking the lead among European nations by banning new oil and gas exploration beginning later this year.
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