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Solar the new 'king of electricity' as renewables make up bigger slice of supply: IEA

13 Oct 2020

PARIS Solar output is expected to lead a surge in renewable power supply in the next decade, the International Energy Agency said, with renewables seen accounting for 80% of growth in global electricity generation under current conditions.

French wheat shipments outside EU at four-year low in August

04 Sep 2020

PARIS, Sept 4 French soft wheat shipments outside the European Union fell to a four-year low for the month of August, despite a large volume sent to China, as activity eased after a poor harvest, Refinitiv data showed.

France to pay 50 euros per person for bike repairs to boost cycling post-lockdown

30 Apr 2020

PARIS France will contribute 50 euros per person towards bicycle repairs after a nationwide coronavirus lockdown ends on May 11, taking an innovative step to encourage cycling and keep cars off city roads.

French wheat shipments hit fresh high in March

06 Apr 2020

PARIS, April 6 French soft wheat shipments outside the EU last month reached their highest level for March in at least 10 years, Refinitiv data showed, as exporters continued to meet brisk demand despite logistical headaches caused by the coronavirus epidemic.

French wheat shipments at six-year high for a January despite strikes

03 Feb 2020

PARIS, Feb 3 Soft wheat exports from French ports stayed at a six-year high in January despite intermittent docker and tug boat strikes that saw shipments delayed for up to three weeks in some cases, Refinitiv data showed on Monday.

French unions block ports as pension strikes lose steam

17 Jan 2020

PARIS French trade unions blocked ports and disrupted power production on Thursday, trying to force President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned pension overhaul, but turnout dropped again at protest marches and the impact of transport strikes weakened. | Video

French unions block ports as pension strikes lose steam

16 Jan 2020

* Strikes enter 43rd day, participation falling on railways, metro

France sets pesticide safe zones, angering both farmers and environmentalists

21 Dec 2019

PARIS The French government on Friday established safe distances for pesticide spreading on crops near homes in an attempt to settle a heated debate between farmers and environmentalists but managing to anger both groups at once.

France considers pesticide buffer zones around residential areas

28 Aug 2019

PARIS France is looking at introducing pesticide-free buffer zones around housing areas after a number of local mayors defied the government by banning weed killers such as glyphosate in their towns.

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