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Geert De Clercq

French regulator to EDF: don't assume new reactor model is accident-proof

Jul 18 2019

PARIS French nuclear regulator ASN warned state-controlled utility EDF that it may have to review parts of the design of its new nuclear reactor model if it hopes to get clearance to build it.

Amber Capital tells French utility Suez to rethink strategy

Jul 18 2019

PARIS Shareholder activist firm Amber Capital on Thursday called for a strategy review at Suez , arguing that the French utility had underperformed rivals and could create more value for its shareholders.

UPDATE 1-Amber Capital tells French utility Suez to rethink strategy

Jul 18 2019

* Many European companies targeted by activist funds (Adds detail and response from Suez)

French environment minister quits over spending criticism

Jul 16 2019

PARIS France's environment minister resigned on Tuesday following a week of reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private lobster dinners and costly renovations of his ministerial residence.

Chastised French minister: I hate caviar and suffer a lobster intolerance

Jul 12 2019

PARIS France's widely lampooned environment minister denied having a taste for the high life and said on Friday he would not resign over accusations he squandered taxpayer money, in a scandal that risks upsetting the government's reform drive.

U.S. to extend nuclear reactor lifespans in bid to revive industry

Jul 11 2019

PARIS The United States plans to extend the lifespans of existing nuclear reactors and support new technologies as it seeks to revive an industry seen as crucial to its energy security, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

France to tax flights from its airports, airline shares fall

Jul 09 2019

PARIS France will introduce a tax on airlines flying from its airports to help support the environment, the transport minister said on Tuesday, in a move expected to raise around 180 million euros ($202 million) from 2020.

Energean takes lead in race to buy Edison's oil and gas unit - sources

Jul 03 2019

LONDON/PARIS Israel-focused gas driller Energean has emerged as the front-runner in the race to acquire Italian energy group Edison's oil and natural gas unit, two sources directly involved in the deal said.

Energean takes lead in race to buy Edison's oil and gas unit-sources

Jul 03 2019

LONDON/PARIS, July 3 Israel-focused gas driller Energean has emerged as the front-runner in the race to acquire Italian energy group Edison's oil and natural gas unit, two sources directly involved in the deal said.

EU nations aim high with plan to tax air travel

Jun 20 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS The Netherlands and France are trying to convince fellow European nations at a conference in The Hague to end tax exemptions on jet fuel and plane tickets, as part of a drive to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050.

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