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France gigafactory

France set to be home to €1.6bn gigafactory by 2023

France is set to be home to the EU’s latest battery gigafactory, following the announcement of a partnership between French industrial company Verkor, Schneider Electric, EIT Innoenergy and property company GROUPE IDEC to build an initial 16GWh capacity facility by 2023.
climate change act

Ed’s note: Not acting on climate change? See you in court!

Should climate change be illegal? If so, how do you go about defining the terms and can you make failing to act on climate change illegal?

Emmanuel Macron ups climate action with ‘ecocide’ law and €15bn

According to news sources, Macron hopes to implement the measures immediately and a new law would be drawn up before the end of summer.
eib

EIB funds France’s largest offshore wind project

EIB is financing a consortium made up of EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and wpd to construct one of the largest wind energy farms in France.
France offshore wind

EDF and partners finalise €2 billion funding for 550MW offshore wind...

French utility EDF has finalised funding for a €2 billion offshore wind project, along with its German and Canadian partners.
solar manufacturing

IPVF joins Europe’s Solar Manufacturing Accelerator

IPVF has joined “Solar Manufacturing Accelerator” to boost the development and deployment of solar manufacturing projects across Europe.
Iberdrola France

Iberdrola to expand French renewables sector with €4 billion investment

Ignacio Galan, the CEO of Iberdrola has announced that the utility will invest up to €4 billion in France to accelerate renewables adoption.
offshore wind

Siemens Gamesa wins first offshore wind turbine order in France

Ailes Marine has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the provision of 62 offshore wind turbines.
EV adoption plan

French president announces sweeping e-mobility transition plan

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a commitment to deploy 100,000 new charging points throughout the country by 2021, a year ahead of the previous target, along with an increased subsidy for EV purchasers, and an accelerated commitment to clean transportation as part of an €8 billion stimulus package.
Total solar

Total wins French ground-based solar parks tender

French energy giant Total, through its renewables subsidiary Total Quadran, has been awarded with 131MWp of solar projects under the seventh round of the CRE 4 tender for ground-mounted solar parks in France.

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