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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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07 Nov 2017

France's planned power closures a risk to supply after 2020: RTE

PARIS France risks power supply shortages after 2020 if it moves ahead with plans to simultaneously shut down four 40-year-old nuclear reactors and all its coal-fired plants, grid operator RTE said on Tuesday.

04 Nov 2017

Total and Erg sell Italian fuel retail business to API

PARIS/MILAN French oil company Total said on Friday it had agreed to sell the Italian petrol station network it co-owns with partner ERG to refiner API, completing the planned disposal of the TotalErg joint venture's assets.

03 Nov 2017

France's Total opens Washington office as Iran risks loom

LONDON Total has opened an office in Washington in a bid to strengthen relations with the U.S. administration as the French oil and gas company prepares to invest billions in Iran.

27 Oct 2017

Total profit jumps on strong output and cost savings

PARIS French oil and gas major Total reported a 29 percent jump in third-quarter net profit as project ramp-ups and new investments lifted production, joining a list of energy companies benefiting from higher crude prices.

22 Oct 2017

French utility EDF delays restarts at three nuclear reactors

PARIS French state-controlled power utility EDF has delayed the restart of its 900-megawatt (MW) St. Laurent 2 nuclear reactor by five days until Nov. 2, a notice on power grid operator RTE's website showed on Saturday.

17 Oct 2017

French regulator highlights safety risks at nuclear reactors globally

PARIS Safety levels at nuclear power plants globally are worrying, and although there are no immediate dangers, there are systemic risks that should be dealt with urgently, the head of French nuclear watchdog ASN, said on Monday.

11 Oct 2017

France's EDF fixing pipe problem at 20 nuclear reactors

PARIS French utility EDF is repairing pumping station pipes at 20 nuclear reactors after discovering they might not be strong enough to withstand earthquakes, posing a risk to cooling systems, it said on Wednesday.

05 Oct 2017

Total ready for price war as it enters French retail power market

PARIS French oil major Total said it would undercut EDF and Engie in the French power retail sector with a 10 percent price discount, setting the scene for a possible price war.

28 Sep 2017

EDF to close temporarily Tricastin nuclear plant over flooding risk

PARIS French utility EDF will temporarily shut down all four reactors at its Tricastin nuclear power plant after regulator ASN identified flaws in a canal dike bordering the plant.

27 Sep 2017

France raises carbon taxes, to repay EDF renewables debt

PARIS France plans to increase carbon taxes to boost support for renewable energy and will repay a longstanding renewables-related debt to utility EDF, the government said on Wednesday.

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