Category: France News Brief and Action Alert

CO2 Emissions in France Drop Following Lockdown – Climate Aspects Not Considered in Pandemic Policies
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CO2 Emissions in France Drop Following Lockdown – Climate Aspects Not Considered in Pandemic Policies

France has been under lockdown because of COVID-19 since mid-March. As of 19 April, the lockdown has been extended twice and is in force until 11 May. Under the lockdown, people are only allowed to leave home for work (if remote work is not possible), for grocery shopping, seeking medical care, and for a few...

France Aims at Clearing its Electricity Production of Fossil Fuels
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France Aims at Clearing its Electricity Production of Fossil Fuels

The French energy sector has since the 1970s been dominated by nuclear energy, and in the 2010s nuclear has provided at most over 75% of the country’s electricity. Because of this internationally exceptional feature, France is relatively advanced in transitioning away from fossil fuels. Its CO2 emissions per capita are less than 59% of the...

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