27 Jun '17, 12am

France to end new oil exploration as it pivots to renewables

France to end new oil exploration as it pivots to renewables France is to pass a law banning new oil and gas exploration as part of its transition towards an increased use of renewables in the country, energy minister Nicolas Hulot has announced. Hulot, who last month took over from Segolene Royal at the top of the Ministry of Energy, Ecology and Sustainable Development, said the new laws covering the transition to more environmentally-friendly energy would be passed in the autumn. “There will be no new exploration licences issued for hydrocarbons,”

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