Electricité de France
EDF, also known as the EDF Group, is the acronym derived from when the company was created in 1946 as Electricité De France. EDF is a French headquartered energy company with interests spanning from electricity generation to trading. The EDF Group consists of over 70 affiliates and investments in addition to the parent company. EDF is the second largest electric utility company in the world and the world's largest producer of electricity, with €65.2 billion in revenues in 2010.
EDF specialises in electricity, from engineering to distribution. The company's operations include the following: electricity generation and distribution; power plant design, construction and dismantling; energy trading; and transport. It is active in such power generation technologies as nuclear power, hydropower, marine energies, wind power, solar energy, biomass, geothermal energy and fossil-fired energy.
Until August 2004, EDF (Electricite de France) was wholly owned by the French State. EDF is now a limited company, allowed to sell shares in up to 30% of the company. Its shares have been listed on the Paris stock-market since November 2005. The company has interests in energy projects in Europe -- France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy in particular -- and the United States, China, Laos and South Africa.
- Henri Proglio - CEO
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- Activités. EDF website. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
- EDF SA Shareholders Information website (accessed November, 2006).
- EDF, "Profile", EDF website, accessed August 2008.
- EDF, "EDF international presence", EDF website, accessed August 2008.
- "EDF bosses probed for spying on Greenpeace", AFP, March 31, 2009.
- "EDF caught spying on Greenpeace in France", Media Release, April 1, 2009.
- Angelique Chrisafis, "French energy company executive charged with spying on Greenpeace", Guardian, April 1, 2009.
- 'EDF caught spying on Greenpeace in France", Greenpeace, April 2, 2009.
- Vincent De Rivaz (Chief Executive EDF), Letter tpo John Sauven, Greenpeace UK, April 9, 2009.
- EDF, "Information", Media Release, April 10, 2009.
- "Greenpeace reaction: EDF Espionage Greater than Expected", Media Release, April 6, 2009.
- "France's EDF suspends two executives", Reuters, April 10, 2009.
- "Greenpeace Calls For EDF CEO's Suspension Over Alleged Spying", Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2009.
- Angelique Chrisafis, "EDF spied on environmentalists in Britain, court documents suggest", Guardian, April 17, 2009.
- "Anti-nuclear groups aim to implicate EDF chairman in spy case," Platts, April 17, 2009.
- Peggy Hollinger, “EDF accused of spying on anti-nuclear groups," “Financial Times”, April 20, 2009.
- Daniel Fineren and Muriel Boselli, "France's EDF says not spying on Greenpeace", Reuters, April 22, 2009.
- "Did EDF, France’s nuclear-energy giant, spy on Greenpeace?" "Economist.com", April 23, 2009.
- Matthew Campbell, Chris Gourlay "French spies targeted UK Greenpeace," "Times Online, April 26, 2009.
- James Kanter, "Espionage and the ‘Nuclear Renaissance’", New York Times, April 28, 2009.
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