Unpacked: French Presidential favourite Francois Fillon's green policies

Madeleine Cuff
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Francois Fillon, copyright Marie-Lan Nguyen

€30 carbon floor price, a hike in landfill tax and the scaling up of nuclear energy - Fillon's environmental policy agenda promises robust support for the green economy

Yesterday the former French Prime Minister François Fillon won the Presidential nomination for France's main conservative party, and with it catapulted himself into the role of favourite to become the...

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