France government ordered to clean up air pollution

17/07/2017 09:50 Legislation

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New order from France’s Conseil d’État binds the government to redress the nation’s air pollution levels by 31st March 2018.

The French government has nine months at their disposal to come up with a plan to settle air quality back within the legal limits, since the Conseil d’État established that the current measures to restore the amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter (PM10) concentrations to a safe number are insufficient.


The ruling follows the announcement that France will interdict the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040, and is similar to the one made in the UK, which requires the British government to deliver an air quality control plan.

Russia and Philippines will cooperate in nuclear field

17/11/2017 15:43:00

Russia will support Philippines in designing national policies in the nuclear energy field according to a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) inked on 13 November. The collaboration will consist of feasibility studies on the building of small modular reactors.

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IEA: Global energy needs to be met by renewables and natural gas in the next 25 years

17/11/2017 15:30:00

According to the World Energy Outlook 2017, the abundant growth in oil and gas production from the United States, strong reductions in the cost of renewables and emerging electrification are changing the global power system and ending traditional ways of meeting demand. Meanwhile, a greener and more diversified energy mix in China is another important driver of this transformation.

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Daily (17.11.2017): Increased U.S. production and inventories weighed on oil prices on Thursday

17/11/2017 11:19:00

Oil prices remained under pressure on Thursday as increasing U.S. output and inventories threatened to destabilise a rally sparked by reducing world supply.

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