French will fight for Alstom's 'strategic turbines'

The week in clean energy saw France reserve the right to keep Alstom, GDF Suez bag a 1 GW wind deal and utility solar subsidies come to an early end in the UK.

Against the backdrop of General Electric's $US17 billion bid for Alstom, and Siemens' plan to make a counter-offer, the French government gave itself the power last week to block foreign takeovers in industries it considers strategic. 

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