Nuclear, tariffs, financing: the setbacks of EDF and the State shareholder

A rope access technician performs scouting on the walls of the reactor of the Civaux nuclear power plant, in Vienne, on September 8, 2021. MATHIEU HERDUIN / PHOTOPQR/THE NEW REPUBLIC/MAXPPP First days of the year, and already first setbacks for the EDF group. Between State injunctions, liberalization of the energy market in Europe, and technical … Read more

“In Germany, the financing of ecological transformation is hotly debated”

Tribune. One of the main objectives of the German coalition is climate protection, which must stimulate an agenda of both growth and innovation. It provides that by 2030, 80% of electricity consumption will have to be covered by renewable energies and that the exit from coal will have to be effective. Fifteen million electric cars … Read more

Burma: jewelry brands accused of indirectly financing the junta by continuing to sell rubies mined in the country

A ruby ​​miner in a tunnel in the Mogok mine, north of Mandalay (Burma), in May 2019. YE AUNG THU / AFP As Burma sinks into the political and humanitarian crisis, the British NGO Global Witness accuses, in a report published on December 15, several major jewelry brands indirectly finance, through the purchase of Burmese … Read more

At COP26, negotiations are tense on the issue of financing the consequences of climate change

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, on the second day of COP26, in Glasgow (Scotland), on November 2, 2021. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP Once again, the deep and punchy voice of Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, resonated at COP26 in Glasgow (Scotland). “Loss and damage is a denial of the reality of … Read more

Stop financing fossil fuels abroad: why France is not one of the signatories

Near a coal mine in Jharkhand state, India on September 24, 2021. ALTAF QADRI / AP A “Historic announcement”, a “Not major”, the “New bar of ambition”. Many observers were full of praise, Thursday, November 4, after the commitment made by twenty countries and five development banks, at COP26 in Glasgow, to end foreign funding … Read more