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French Government in the Process of Decreasing its Dependence on Nuclear Energy
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French Government in the Process of Decreasing its Dependence on Nuclear Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Astrid Nouvellet France has a long history of relying heavily on nuclear power. The petrol crash of 1973 led the government to build sixteen 900 MWe reactors, followed by another twenty reactors of 1300 MWe from 1976 onwards, to ensure the country’s energy security. The...

Financial Impact of Climate Policies in France Seeding Distrust in Government Climate Agenda
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Financial Impact of Climate Policies in France Seeding Distrust in Government Climate Agenda

Submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Stephanie TapolsyFrance has an extensive set of climate targets and policies – on the national and EU levels – to reduce their emissions and combat climate change. France has committed, through legally binding laws, to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and become carbon neutral...

France’s Current Law Targets Decrease Emissions by 40% by 2030 Compared to 1990 Levels
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France’s Current Law Targets Decrease Emissions by 40% by 2030 Compared to 1990 Levels

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Stephanie Tapolsky   France’s current law targets decrease emissions by 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. As one of the first European countries to pass a carbon neutrality law, la LOI n° 2019-1147 du 8 novembre 2019 relative à l’énergie et au climat was...

Paris Greening the City of Light
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Paris Greening the City of Light

Submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Stephanie TapolskyFrance’s most famous and populous city has been working to become sustainable since the mid 2000’s. Le Plan Climat de Paris was adopted in 2007 and targeted a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 per 2004 levels. Targets of a 25% reduction in energy consumption...

Best Climate Practice in France: The Climate Collage
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Best Climate Practice in France: The Climate Collage

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Stephanie TapolskyEstablished in December 2018 by Cédric Ringenbach, The Climate Collage’s main mission is “to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of climate change and its systematic nature” among as many people around the world as possible. With an enhanced understanding of the climate...

An Incentive Scheme to Promote the Self-Consumption of Renewable Energy in France
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An Incentive Scheme to Promote the Self-Consumption of Renewable Energy in France

By Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Stephanie TapolskyAs seen in Figure 1, renewables make up only a minor portion of France’s total energy supply. Evaluating solar and wind generation specifically, there has been notable growth since 2010 after essentially no capacity beforehand. With respect to total renewable energy capacity in 2015, the majority (62.08%) of...

Climate Policy Recommendation for France: Ban the Sale of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2030
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Climate Policy Recommendation for France: Ban the Sale of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2030

Policy Recommendation # 1: Ban the Sale of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2030 France will ban the sale of gas and diesel vehicles beginning in 2040; we strongly urge the country to shorten this timeline to 2030. Transport is the largest contributing sector to France’s greenhouse gas emissions as seen in Figure 1. Currently,...

French Electricity Dependence on Nuclear to Decrease with Passing of Energy and Climate Law
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French Electricity Dependence on Nuclear to Decrease with Passing of Energy and Climate Law

As seen below in Figure 1, France derives the majority of their electricity from their large nuclear fleet with an overwhelming 70% of 2019 electricity coming from nuclear. Hydro is the second largest source at 10.9% followed by natural gas (6.7%), wind (6.1%), solar (2.0%), coal (1.1%), oil (1.1%), biofuels (1.1%), waste (0.9%), and tide...

France Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decreased by 16.9% From 1990 Levels
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France Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decreased by 16.9% From 1990 Levels

Recently Reported Total Greenhouse Gases Emissions Level in 2018: 462.8 MTs, a Decrease of 16.9% from 556.9 MTs in 1990 (Source: European Energy Agency) Recent emission estimates quantify France’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2018 at 462.8 MTs. As depicted below in Figure 1, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) comprises the majority of these emissions at...

France Economic Recovery Helps Promote Green Energy; Citizens Climate Convention Releases Recommendations
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France Economic Recovery Helps Promote Green Energy; Citizens Climate Convention Releases Recommendations

Green energy policy was accelerated in France last September as the French economy faced its deepest recession since World War II with a projected GDP drop of 11% in 2020. In the face of severe economic distress, a 100 billion euro stimulus package was passed to simulate the economy and drive job growth—a third of...

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