The small-scale gas market in France captures all the uses of natural gas outside the interconnected national gas network.
Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
Depuis 2010, le droit français exige que des actions ayant pour but d'améliorer l'efficacité énergétique des bâtiments à usage tertiaire soient entreprises afin d'optimiser leur performance énergétique.
These new periods should make it possible to "increase installed capacity by more than 20%", according to the Minister Elisabeth Borne.
Under the new decree No.2018-1054 dated November 29, 2018, administrative legal actions relating to wind power plants shall be filed directly before the French Administrative Courts of Appeal.
Clyde & Co
On 28 September 2018 the ministry in charge of energy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) published an expression of interest relating to 3 mini-grid projects based on hybrid solar PV technology
Article was first published in French in Revue Banque n°815-816, January 2018. French Article: Codes conventions miniers en afrique francophone
France will actually keep importing fuel produced abroad, which represents 99 percent of oil and gas consumption in France.
The Conseil d'État (France's Administrative Supreme Court) has ruled that the public service obligation to supply natural gas at regulated tariffs in France contravened EU law.
The market of renewable energies has shown fast growth. With global costs driving down due to the increased prevalence of competitive tendering...
Such transition was required by the European Commission, which considers feed-in tariffs as State aids and requests a more stringent review of such aids.
In response to this trend, institutional investors are contributing to the growth in the number of members in the financial sector required to engage in environmental reporting.
On March 9, 2016, the French administrative Supreme Court ("Conseil d'Etat") issued a noteworthy ruling regarding the French Energy Economy Certificates ("Certificats d'économie d'énergie" or CEE).
McDermott Will & Emery AARPI
On 15 September 2011, the French Energy Regulation Committee (CRE) issued a set of rules covering the applicable conditions for the new tender process for photovoltaic (PV) projects in France with a capacity exceeding 250kw.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
The French government announced last week that it will launch in May 2011 a tender for 10 billion Euros of offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 3000 megawatts (MW), stretching along the French coast.
Despite the opposition to the proposed French Government's plans to impose a three (3) month moratorium on new solar projects that qualify for current power purchase feed in tariff, the Decree was voted in on Thursday 9 and published last Friday.
Following a governmental meeting on solar power, François Fillon, the French Prime Minister, announced the decision to impose a four month moratorium on new solar power projects eligible for the current legal power purchase obligation feed in tariff.
With tenfold growth between 2005 and 2009, wind-powered energy is and should continue to be a booming sector in France in the coming decades.
In 2009, France committed to an overall objective of 23 percent of renewable electricity production by 2020 in the context of the EU Climate Change Package.
The strong incentives developed by France for solar power projects over the last years have paid off beyond expectation.