10% drop in greenhouse gas emissions in Paris
Jul21

10% drop in greenhouse gas emissions in Paris

The city of Paris last week released the results of its Climate Energy Plan, which the city had been conducting since 2007. The results showed that the French capital has achieved a 10% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases between 2004 and 2014. The Energy Climate Plan was launched in 2007 with the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of the city and of leading the fight against climate change. In 2012, this commitment was...

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Vinci Energies launch innovative investment fund
Jul13

Vinci Energies launch innovative investment fund

Vinci Energies have just announced the launch of Inerbiz, a new investment fund to help support innovative startups. The goal of the group is to help its customers cope with two major changes, namely digital transformation and energy transition. Five major themes have been addressed by the group: cities buildings future industries Future energies smart networks Yves Meignié, the CEO of Vinci Energies, stressed the cohesion of the...

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Lyon unveils Oxygen Plan
Jun28

Lyon unveils Oxygen Plan

The city of Lyon has revealed its Oxygen Plan, an initiative to improve air quality across the urban territory. The plan was conceived as a response to an ever more critical issue, since an estimated 40 000 deaths per year are due to air pollution in France, as well as many forms of cancer and other illnesses. In a survey conducted by the city authorities, 83% of the city residents were concerned with the quality of the air. A figure...

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First multi-energy station in France launched
Jun27

First multi-energy station in France launched

The first multi-energy station in France was inaugurated by Air Liquide, the French industrial gas giant, last week. Based in Fléville-devant-Nancy, a town which forms part of the Greater Nancy conurbation, the station is dedicated to road haulage. This simply means that the station will supply CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and liquid nitrogen (N2) to trucks. If CNG and LNG are destined for use with...

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Electric scooters launched in Paris
Jun24

Electric scooters launched in Paris

After 7 months of testing, the Cityscoot startup is helping Paris to make the move to self-service electric scooters. The principle is simple and works according to the same principle as car sharing or self-service bicycles. 150 electric scooters are located across an area of 33 km² in central Paris. The subscriber(s) can then take these scooters to go to work, shopping, or just go for a spin. No specific terminals or parking spaces  ...

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