It is not as an activist but as an employee of Greenpeace that Yannick Rousselet has just been sentenced on appeal to 2700 euros fine against EDF. He escaped a prison sentence for complicity in the case of the intrusion at the Cattenom power station in Lorraine, in 2017.
France Info 16th Jan 2020 read more »
The Sortir du nuclear network is filing a complaint against an Orano advertising campaign, which presents nuclear energy as a solution against climate change. A false statement intended to boost investments in a declining sector, denounces the association.
Reporterre 16th Jan 2020 read more »
The French government plans to introduce a “price corridor” for France’s wholesale nuclear power market that will enable state-controlled utility EDF (EDF.PA) to cover its costs while shielding consumers from volatile electricity price spikes. Set out in a consultative paper, the new model would replace the ARENH nuclear market scheme under which EDF, which operates France’s 58 nuclear reactors, is obliged to sell 100 terawatt hour or around a quarter of its annual nuclear output to rivals at a fixed price of 42 euros ($46.84) a megawatt hour (MWh). It would boost the bottom-line of the heavily indebted utility, while continuing to provide French consumers with one of the cheapest retail electricity rates in Europe, according to the document.
Reuters 16th Jan 2020 read more »