By [email protected] In the wake of presidential elections, France’s growing renewables industry could benefit from the appointment of an environmental activist to head energy policy.
Emmanuel Macron, who enjoyed a landslide victory in France’s May 7 elections, has appointed nature documentary maker Nicolas Hulot as Minister of Ecological and Solidarity-Based Transition, in charge of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs.
Hulot, a former press photographer who rose to fame on the back of environmental documentaries such as Ushuaïa, le magazine de l’Extrême, has been critical of France’s dependence on nuclear energy.
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