France to embrace clean vehicles more aggressively

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Country will ban gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 France is taking a major step forward in its efforts to become more environmentally friendly. The country has announced that it will ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040, encouraging residents to purchase clean vehicles instead. This is part of France’s overarching plan to become completely carbon neutral by 2050, replacing old forms of power with renewable energy solutions. The government intends to support the purchase of clean vehicles in order to ensure rapid adoption. Government to offer subsidies to…

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France is taking another step in its transition toward renewable energy

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Country to ban new oil and gas exploration projects France is set to take a major step forward in its transition away from fossil-fuels in favor of renewable energy. The country is planning to no longer grant licenses for new oil and gas exploration projects. This is part of France’s “ecological transition,” which will see the country move away from old forms of power that produce harmful emissions. By halting new oil and gas exploration projects, France may be able to significantly slow the development of new fossil-fuel systems as…

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France to install over 600 miles of solar panels on its roads

The European country hopes that by 2021 the solar energy road will provide five million people with power. France’s minister of Ecology and Energy announced that, over the course of the next five years, the nation will pave 621 miles of road with solar panels in an effort to provide five million of its residents with low-cost and renewable power, which is about 8% of the country’s population. The solar roads can withstand heavy traffic and won’t make roads more slippery. The solar paneled roads, known as the “Wattway”, will…

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Thermal Power in France, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles

ReportBazzar has included a new report titled “Thermal Power in France, Market Outlook to 2025, and Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles “to their offering. Browse Complete Report with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/thermal-power-in-france-market-outlook-to-2025-update-2015-capacity-generation-power-plants-regulations-and-company-profiles/ Summary “Thermal Power in France, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the thermal power market. The report provides in depth analysis on global thermal power market with forecasts up…

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Nuclear Power in France, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles

ReportBazzar has included a new report titled “Nuclear Power in France, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles“to their offering. Browse Complete Report with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/nuclear-power-in-france-market-outlook-to-2025-update-2015-capacity-generation-power-plants-regulations-and-company-profiles/ Summary “Nuclear Power in France, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the nuclear power market in France. The report provides in depth analysis on global nuclear power market with forecasts up…

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Geothermal energy boom accelerates in Greater Paris

The completion of the second of two geothermal wells near France’s capital is underway. Just east of Paris, in Rosny-sous-Bois, a drilling rig that has been set up between a highway overpass and a suburban shopping center, is being used to finish a geothermal energy project that consists of two geothermal wells, which have been designed to tap into the natural heat that exists below the Earth’s surface, to heat offices and homes in the Greater Paris region. The renewable project is one of five being built around Paris. Prior…

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Wind energy system installed on Eiffel Tower

France’s iconic tower embraces more renewable energy. Early last week, BusinessGreen reported that Urban Green Energy (UGE), an American-based firm specializing in onsite renewables, announced that it has successfully attached two wind energy turbines to the Eiffel Tower that have the capacity to generate 10,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity every year, which is equal to the amount of power that is used by the commercial areas located on the tower’s first floor. The turbines are part of a high profile renovation project designed for the famous French structure. UGE…

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France introduces taxes that could aid the adoption of renewable energy

Renewable energy transition may be accelerated with the help of taxation France has revealed a new plan to introduce taxes on nuclear energy and emissions produced by fossil-fuels. The measure is meant to accelerate the country’s adoption of renewable energy and strengthen the country’s environmental and economic standing. Like other European countries, France has shown a strong interest in renewable energy, primarily for its economic merits. The country is currently undergoing an energy transition and has been investing heavily in clean technology in the hopes of phasing out its use…

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Germany seeks partnerships for sake of renewable energy

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Renewable energy could see major progress due to European partnerships When it comes to renewable energy, there are few countries that can compete with the progress that has been made in Germany. While the country’s staunch support of renewable energy has earned it a great deal of praise, this focus has also singled it out for criticism. Others in the European Union have criticized Germany for its seemingly solitary nature on the matter of renewable energy due to the country’s lack of outreach to others for help with its energy…

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