A French government advisory committee has recommended that the country increase taxes on coal-burning power plants or set stiffer carbon emissions standards to reduce carbon emissions. The French government has committed to set a carbon price floor for electricity producers by January and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said in a statement that she will follow the committee’s recommendations and the government will finalize technical details by the end of July. Only about 2.4 percent of France’s 126 gigawatts of installed generating capacity comes from coal. The bulk of the county’s power comes from nuclear.
– via Reuters