France will go beyond its targets to combat climate change

14/06/2017 13:56 CO2


According to government spokesman Christophe Castaner, France's new President Emmanuel Macron and Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot, France will go beyond the targets within the framework of the Paris agreement. A detailed list of policy actions would lay out climate changes for the next 5 years and will show where France will exceed its previous commitments.

The government will also open a web page to attract climate change researchers from the US and other countries as well as companies involved in climate-linked innovation to France, Castaner said.


Non-governmental organizations, businesses, and researchers were called on Tuesday to present proposals on a carbon floor price, climate finance and development of renewable energy to curb French dependence on nuclear power.

The number of nuclear newbuild projects significantly dropped to a decade low

13/09/2017 17:01:00

A significant decrease in the number of nuclear newbuild projects around the world has been registered by the World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR), hitting a decade low, mainly after the 2011 Fukushima disaster and due to the increasing costs of the atomic energy.


Trafigura signals LNG business expansion in Pakistan

13/09/2017 16:14:00

An LNG import terminal is likely to be opened by the commodities trader Trafigura in Pakistan to satisfy the higher demand for gas in the emerging economies.


Cyprus: New gas discovery offshore considered non-profitable

13/09/2017 15:40:00

Eni and Total have found gas while drilling offshore Cyprus near the giant Zohr gas field discovery in Egypt waters, but the anticipated quantity of the recently discovered field is too small to develop on its own, as stated by Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis on Tuesday.