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France builds stealth wind turbines to avoid radar interference

Sep 05 2014

PARIS France is building the world's first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimize interference with radar systems, using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes.

France in push to buy Bouygues' Alstom stake ahead of GE deadline

Jun 22 2014

PARIS The French government was locked in negotiations on Sunday over its planned purchase of a stake in Alstom from conglomerate Bouygues, the last hurdle in an announced tie-up between Alstom and General Electric .

French top court stops comedy show called anti-Semitic

Jan 09 2014

PARIS A top French court upheld a ban on the opening night show on Thursday of a comedian whom the government accuses of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims.

French top court stops comedy show called anti-Semitic

Jan 09 2014

PARIS A top French court upheld a ban on the opening night show on Thursday of a comedian whom the government accuses of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims.

French top court stops comedy show called anti-Semitic

Jan 09 2014

PARIS A top French court upheld a ban on the opening night show on Thursday of a comedian whom the government accuses of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims.

France to launch tender for pilot marine projects

Sep 17 2013

PARIS The French government will launch a tender on Saturday for the construction of pilot marine energy projects to speed up the development of wave and tidal power, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

France should open hydropower to competition-audit court

Sep 02 2013

PARIS France's audit court urged the government to pursue a much delayed plan to open part of its hydropower sector to competition in order to provide a source of state revenue.

Slow is scary if France quits nuclear : state institute

Apr 23 2013

TOURNEMIRE, France A long slow retreat from nuclear power in France or indecision over policy could be very risky as skilled staff retire and young people reject careers with an uncertain future, the state-funded atomic safety research institute said.

France kicks off grand national debate on energy

Nov 29 2012

PARIS France launches on Thursday a six-month debate on energy policy in the world's most nuclear-dependent nation, in a bid to reshape the way energy is produced and consumed as the country battles a loss in competitiveness.

France faces twin tasks of ageing nuclear fleet, staff

Nov 22 2012

PARIS An ageing fleet of nuclear power plants and retirement of half of EDF's nuclear staff in the next 5 years are the main challenges the French nuclear safety watchdog is facing and will have to deal with, its new head said on Thursday.

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