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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Feb 08 2018

France's Total lifts shareholder rewards as profit jumps

PARIS Higher production, oil prices and cost savings drove a 28 percent rise in net profit at Total last year, allowing the French oil and gas group to hike dividends and announce plans to buy back shares. | Video

Jan 30 2018

France's EDF says completed checks on seven reactors in components review

PARIS French utility EDF has completed checks and submitted files for seven more reactors to regulator ASN in an ongoing nuclear components and manufacturing documents review, its head of nuclear generation said on Tuesday.

Jan 30 2018

EDF proposes shutting down some French reactors from 2029

PARIS French utility EDF wants to keep most of its nuclear reactors running until at least 2029, a plan that could delay the government's goal of reducing the share of atomic power in the country's energy generation.

Jan 23 2018

Private firm pushes ahead with UK-France power cable despite Brexit

PARIS Private investment firm Aquind is pushing ahead with plans to build a 1.4 billion euro (1.22 billion pounds) high-voltage undersea power cable between Britain and France despite uncertainties created by Brexit, its managing director said on Tuesday.

Jan 18 2018

France sets out ten-point plan to double wind power capacity by 2023

PARIS The French government on Thursday announced a ten-point plan which will simplify administrative procedures and accelerate the development of wind power projects in order to double its installed generation capacity by 2023.

Jan 17 2018

France plans to accelerate wind power projects

PARIS France is expected to announce measures this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines and overcome long-running opposition from activists who have frustrated the country's attempts to hit renewable energy targets.

Nov 07 2017

France's planned power closures a risk to supply after 2020: RTE

PARIS France risks power supply shortages after 2020 if it moves ahead with plans to simultaneously shut down four 40-year-old nuclear reactors and all its coal-fired plants, grid operator RTE said on Tuesday.

Nov 03 2017

Total and Erg sell Italian fuel retail business to API

PARIS/MILAN French oil company Total said on Friday it had agreed to sell the Italian petrol station network it co-owns with partner ERG to refiner API, completing the planned disposal of the TotalErg joint venture's assets.

Nov 03 2017

France's Total opens Washington office as Iran risks loom

LONDON Total has opened an office in Washington in a bid to strengthen relations with the U.S. administration as the French oil and gas company prepares to invest billions in Iran.

Oct 27 2017

Total profit jumps on strong output and cost savings

PARIS French oil and gas major Total reported a 29 percent jump in third-quarter net profit as project ramp-ups and new investments lifted production, joining a list of energy companies benefiting from higher crude prices.


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