Day: January 13, 2020

EDF restarts the reactors of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plantEDF restarts the reactors of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant

EDF announced Monday, December 9, the restart of three reactors at the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant (Ardèche). The site had been shutdown since November after an earthquake in the Rhône valley. The Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant (Ardèche) is once again producing electricity. Monday December 9, EDF announced that it had restarted the site’s second reactor after an […]


EDF and Veolia want to dismantle the first graphite nuclear reactor by 2028EDF and Veolia want to dismantle the first graphite nuclear reactor by 2028

EDF and Veolia announced on Tuesday December 10 a joint venture for the difficult dismantling of graphite technology nuclear reactors. Industrialists hope to dismantle a first graphite reactor in Chinon (Inde-et-Loire) by 2028. EDF and Veolia strengthen their alliance in the decommissioning of graphite technology nuclear reactors. The deconstruction of these units is particularly difficult. To achieve this, […]


EDF and Engie ready to potty to avoid conflagration on pensionsEDF and Engie ready to potty to avoid conflagration on pensions

Among the special regimes that the pension reform wants to bring into a universal logic, there is that of the electric and gas industries (IEG). 140,000 employees working mainly at EDF and Engie who could, if they mobilized even more strongly, complicate the government’s situation. In reality, the sector’s social partners have been consulting for months to […]


Balance age, calendar, special plans … Edouard Philippe’s announcements on pension reformBalance age, calendar, special plans … Edouard Philippe’s announcements on pension reform

This December 11, the Prime Minister detailed the architecture of the pension reform, during an address to the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. Here is a summary of his announcements. A much awaited speech. This December 11, Edouard Philippe presented the details of the pension reform carried out by his government. A declaration which comes on the seventh […]


EssilorLuxottica victim of huge internal fraud in ThailandEssilorLuxottica victim of huge internal fraud in Thailand

The world giant of glasses and optical glasses EssilorLuxottica announced Monday December 30th to have recently discovered a financial fraud within one of its factories in Thailand. The world number one in optical glasses and lenses, EssilorLuxottica, announced Monday December 30 that it had recently discovered financial fraud in one of its factories in Thailand. […]


China overtakes Europe in robotizationChina overtakes Europe in robotization

Always more numerous. Sales of industrial robots further increased by 6% in 2018. But the economic slowdown, particularly in the automobile, is starting to weigh on the market. According to the annual report of the international robotics federation, sales should stagnate in 2020 worldwide, for the first time in six years.


Tax, social, food or plastic … What changes for companies in January 2020Tax, social, food or plastic … What changes for companies in January 2020

Taxation, social, support for innovation… Here are the main novelties of the regulatory environment for this year which will affect companies, small or large. New provisions, mainly motivated by environmental issues, relate more particularly to industrial sectors, from the food industry to the automobile via plastic. The new year brings with it many regulatory changes. Some provisions […]


Three questions about the historic decline in coal power production in 2019Three questions about the historic decline in coal power production in 2019

Electricity production from coal should record a record decline. According to a study by Carbon Brief, it will decrease by 3% in 2019, unheard of in three decades. Coal-based electricity production will record a historic decline in 2019. It is expected to decrease by 3% and 300 TWh, the largest annual decline ever observed worldwide, according […]


Russian oil production at an all-time high since the end of the USSRRussian oil production at an all-time high since the end of the USSR

Russia produced 11.246 million barrels a day in 2019, a record since 1987 under the USSR. The country is however engaged in the reduction of production approved by OPEC +. Not content with posting good performances on the wheat market , Russia does not abandon the energy component. The country announced that it had reached its highest level of […]


Qatar loves French technosQatar loves French technos

Pending the 2022 Football World Cup, major work continues in the gas emirate. French companies are on the lookout to offer their innovations. “We called him ten times, he never answered us. It is very important to meet him,” says Christian Laugier, sipping his cardamom tea served protocolally as a welcome. Egis’ Middle East Executive Director awaits […]


Discover the report that will guide French policy on quantumDiscover the report that will guide French policy on quantum

On Thursday, January 9, MP Paula Forteza presented her report on quantum technologies to the National Assembly, which was made public in the process. The objective: to define a national policy on the issue, in order to guarantee France’s technological sovereignty. A dedicated working group will be set up. The quantum is invited to the National Assembly. On Thursday, January […]