France bans fracking and oil extraction in all of its territories

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French parliamentarians have passed a law banning fossil fuel extraction.

President Macron says he wants France to lead the world with switch to renewables

France’s parliament has passed into law a ban on producing oil and gas by 2040, a largely symbolic gesture as the country is 99% dependent on hydrocarbon imports.

Lek 2bIn Tuesday’s vote by show of hands, only the rightwing Republicans party opposed, while leftwing lawmakers abstained.

No new permits will be granted to extract fossil fuels and no existing licences will be renewed beyond 2040, when all…

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