Electric utility ENGIE was created out of the privatization of various Belgian and French public utilities. It operates major nuclear power plants in Belgium that routinely report 'unforeseen' problems. The plants were supposed to be phased out in 2025, but were extended for 10 years as a result of the war in Ukraine.

The company used to have a number of coal power plants in Germany and the Netherlands which it has sold to Riverstone Holdings in order to exit fossil fuels, but the plants are still being operated as normal. It has also sold off coal plants in Brazil and Morocco. In Chile, ENGIE is converting its Andina and Hornitos coal plants to wood burning, but activists note that this action is simply replacing one problem with another.

ENGIE built the Jirau dam on the Madeira River in the state of Rondônia, close to Brazil's border with Bolivia. The dam was blamed for deforestation, loss of fisheries and catastrophic floods in 2014. In Morocco, ENGIE is building a desalinization plant in the city of Dakhla as well as the Foum El Oued wind farm and the Aftissat wind farms in occupied Western Sahara territory. In Mexico, Engie has been accused of land and resource grabbing for a solar project in Calpulalpan, Tlaxcala, Mexico.


Natural gas production, sale and distribution, electricity generation, petroleum and distribution, hydroelectricity, nuclear power, wind power, energy trading, facilities management and business services.

ENGIE was profiled as part of the report "Green" Multinationals Exposed: How the Energy Transition is Being Hijacked by Corporate Interests.


competition-related offenses$81,800,0001
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,306,3756
employment-related offenses$125,0001
safety-related offenses$35,5003
financial offenses$8,7301

(November 13, 2023) 

Number of Records
Total Penalties
$83,275,605 (November 13, 2023)
Individual Records & Summaries
Click here for violation data on Engie
Information in this section is drawn from the Violation Tracker database produced by the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First in Washington DC. It is the most comprehensive source of data on business violations of laws and regulations in the United States. For specific examples of misconduct, please click on the links.


Videos & Podcasts
New dams on Madeira River in Brazil are blocking the longest known freshwater fish migration
France: Gas and dough at every level (documentary by Gilles Balbastre)
Brazil: Help us stop Engie's ecocide
The strike of Belgian workers, a consequence of the "shock" of energy bills
France: Engie's profits are even higher than previously thought
France: Corsican employees of ENGIE Cofely still on strike
The price of green energy by DW Documentary
France: District heating technicians (SCDC/Engie) in Chambéry have been on strike for 1 week
France: RMC Revelations: Engie voluntarily released hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of gas


France: COP21: Paris police eject activists from Grand Palais



Other Key Sources
  • Business and Human Rights Resource Centre's profile on ENGIE - UK-based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre is an NGO that employs researchers on five continents who work with activists, companies and governments alike to advance human rights in business by eradicating abuse.
  • Mirador's profile on ENGIE - Mirador is a project of the Belgium-based NGO Research Group for an Alternative Economic Strategy (GRESEA), which monitors abuse carried out by the largest multinational corporations in Belgium and the world.


Recent & Ongoing Campaigns
Belgium: Code Red protests against Engie intensify

Entraide & Fraternité | July 4, 2023

From July 5 to 9, the Belgian mass civil disobedience movement will set up shop on one of Engie's sites.

Belgium: Activists deface Engie headquarters in Brussels

The Brussels Times | February 7, 2023

The facade of French energy supplier Engie’s headquarters on Boulevard Simon Bolivar in Brussels was vandalised on Monday evening by environmental activists, RTBF reports. Activists threw paint at the building and wrote “profiteer of misery” in response to rising energy prices.

Belgium: Trade union organizes strike at Engie Electrabel due to 'draconian' dismissals

The Brussels Times | November 2, 2022

Due to a breakdown in negotiations between both parties following the disciplinary sanctioning of employees, the Christian trade union CSC has decided to organise a number of strike actions against Engie Electrabel.

France: Nupes activists dump hundreds of bills at Engie headquarters

Le Parisien | October 13, 2022

They blame energy groups for profiting from inflation. A few dozen young Nupes activists dumped hundreds of bills on Thursday in front of Engie's headquarters in La Défense (Hauts-de-Seine), in order to protest against "those who profit from soaring energy prices" on the back "of the poorest".

France: Inflation: Engie strikers threaten to slow the filling of gas stocks

Sud-Ouest | July 8, 2022

The strikers of Storengy, a subsidiary of Engie, who are demanding wage increases to offset inflation, threatened on Friday to slow down the filling of gas stocks on which the government is counting to do without Russian gas next winter.

France: ENGIE faces protest and calls to end gas contracts with Gazprom

Dimitris Mavrokefalidis | Energy Live News | May 3, 2022

Protesters gathered outside the headquarters of ENGIE in Paris, France to demand the termination of the company’s gas contracts with Gazprom in Russia. It has been reported that around 100 protesters gathered on Friday outside the energy giant’s offices, holding placards reading “Engie! Stop Bloody Energy”.

Dunkirk employees of Engie Thermique France on strike

Matisse Bourdelle | Le Phare Dunkequois | March 18, 2021

This Thursday, March 18, at the call of the CGT union, the employees of the Dunkirk site of Engie Thermique France went on strike. They demand that the career development agreements reached with management be kept.

France: Petition: No to the deforestation of 1000 hectares of pines for a solar park in Gironde

Change.org | 2020

For this solar park, it would be necessary to clear 1000 hectares of pine forest. The solar park would theoretically supply 600,000 inhabitants with electricity. However, this forest would not be replaced. We know that trees are vital for maintaining biodiversity, protecting the environment and the climate.

Belgium: Engie, this waste is yours, it's up to you to pay

Thomas Leroy | Greenpeace | November 14, 2018

This morning, around twenty Greenpeace activists blocked the main entrance to the headquarters of Engie Electrabel to remind everyone that the polluter-pays principle needs to be applied for nuclear waste in Belgium.

United Kingdom: GMB union holds protest after Engie announce wage cuts at Luton and Dunstable Hospital

GMB London | August 23, 2018

GMB, the union for NHS hospital staff, are holding a protest outside the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, against the decision by facilities management contractor Engie to cut the wages of staff by 20%.

France: The strike against the privatization of energy that is largely being ignored by the media

Rachel Knaebel | Basta! Media | June 28, 2018

For several weeks, a strike movement has been gaining momentum at French energy companies Enedis (formerly ERDF), a subsidiary of EDF, responsible for electricity distribution, and at GRDF, a subsidiary of Engie, in charge of gas distribution. Up to 150 maintenance or production sites have been blocked across France.

Brazil: In the streets against the dismantling of our public heritage

Danilo Motta | Sindicato dos Bancários | September 27, 2017

The union took to the streets on Wednesday 27th against the privatization package in the energy sector... The Jaguara and Miranda plants were sold for R$ 3.531 billion to Engie (a consortium of companies).

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USA: An Ohio College Privatized Its Energy and Built a Gas Plant on Campus, Outraging Students

Taylor Dorrell | In These Times | December 20, 2021

In 2017, in exchange for $1 billion (plus a gift of $150 million to ​“support academic priorities”), Ohio State sold its energy infrastructure to two French companies: the investment firm Axium Infrastructure and the gas and electricity supplier ENGIE.

France: Engie, or the story of a 40 billion euro heist

Cyprien Boganda | L'Humanité | November 18, 2021

With the recent sale of its subsidiary Equans to Bouygues, the management of the energy company is continuing its dismantling business, on behalf of the shareholders, with the French State in the lead. And the cutting is probably not finished.

France: “The government is reforming EDF and Engie for the benefit of private shareholders and to the detriment of customers”

Damien Dole | Libération | June 22, 2021

Energy employees were called to strike this Tuesday by the FNME-CGT union. The union's general secretary, Sébastien Menesplier, discusses the challenges of these reforms, for workers and customers alike.

France: Engie or the breakdown of the public service

Gilles Balbastre | Reporterre | February 10, 2020

The new documentary by Gilles Balbastre, produced by the CGT Federation of Mines and Energy union, investigates the energy giant Engie and condemns a “hold-up of public money ”.

United Kingdom: Council's £200m privatisation deal with ENGIE to be scrutinised

David Spereall | Wakefield Express | April 3, 2019

ENGIE took on a £200m contract to maintain the council's buildings and schools in the district in October 2016, but the relationship has come under strain after numerous difficulties. It emerged last September that ENGIE had been fined around £100,000 by the local authority for failing to deliver on more than 900 specific obligations since the start of 2017.

France: “The Predators”, Or How the GDF-Suez Merger Enriched Billionaires

Samy Archimède | Journal des Activités Sociales de l'énergie | December 5, 2018

Journalist at the origin of the Clearstream affair and son of an EDF agent, Denis Robert investigated the merger in 2008 between GDF and Suez, which allowed a handful of wealthy men to enrich themselves at the expense of the French, with the complicity of the French government.

Major Investigations
& Lawsuits
France: Finistère: Engie fined 150,000 euros for polluting a river

20 Minutes | September 29, 2023

The incident left 180,000 people without drinking water for several days. On August 17, 2020, a tank at the Châteaulin biogas plant (Finistère), operated by Engie, overflowed following a technical problem.

Mexico: Competition Authority (COFECE) hits Veolia, Engie and Suez with gun jumping fines

Alex Bagley | Global Competition Review | May 31, 2023

Mexico’s competition authority has slapped three major water and waste management companies with penalties for failing to notify three separate transactions as part of the Veolia/Suez mega-merger.

Colombia: Asamblea Campesina et al. vs Engie SA et al.

OECD Watch | April 20, 2023

The complaint alleges that the companies have failed to meet the standards expected of them in the OECD Guidelines in relation to their association – through their purchases and handling of coal – with the ongoing severe adverse human rights impacts of forced displacement of over 59,000 individuals from farming communities in the coal mining region of Cesar, Colombia.

Italy: Antitrust investigations against bill increases

Kevin Carboni | Wired | December 13, 2022

There are 7 million consumers, condominiums and small businesses that have suffered illegal increases in energy bills by Enel, Eni, Hera, A2A, Edison, Acea and Engie, according to an investigation by the Competition and Market Authority (AGCM)...

France: Engie fined 80,000 euros in a trading case

Le Point | June 25, 2022

The French energy group Engie was sentenced to pay a fine of 80,000 euros for a few tenths of a second of trading on January 23, 2017 on the wholesale gas market, indicates the Official Journal on Saturday June 25.

Brazil: Veolia and Engie will pay R$60 million for a transaction with Suez shares

Estadão | May 25, 2022

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense approved an agreement this Wednesday in which the companies Veolia Environment and Engie undertake to pay 60 million reais for having completed the transaction of purchase and sale of Suez shares without prior authorization from the municipality, in a competition practice known as “gun jumping”.

France: Veolia's Suez Takeover bid: an investigation into suspicions of influence peddling led by the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF)

Le Monde | October 29, 2021

The PNF opened an investigation on June 18 into possible influence peddling around Veolia's takeover bid for Suez, suspecting in particular the secretary general of the Elysée, Alexis Kohler, and officials from Veolia and Engie...

France: Engie sentenced to a fine of nearly 900,000 euros for abusive canvassing

Le Monde | October 18, 2019

The energy supplier Engie was ordered to pay a fine of nearly 900,000 euros for abusive canvassing, the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) announced on Friday, October 18.

United Kingdom: Energy firm Engie slapped with a £2.1m fine as watchdog finds the supplier tried to manipulate wholesale gas prices

Grace Gausden | This is Money | September 5, 2019

The energy regulator said a trader who works on behalf of the France-based energy company increased its prices to boost trading profits during a three-month period in 2016.

French Competition Authority fines ENGIE €100m for abuse of dominance

Simmons & Simmons | June 16, 2017

ENGIE has used its historical client database resulting from its historical monopoly of gas supply, to sell its market-price gas and electricity, and used a misleading selling point to induce the consumers to choose its offers rather than its competitors’.

Australia: Hazelwood owners GDF Suez refusing to pay $18 million mine fire bill

Tom Arup | The Age | July 6, 2015

In March, the Country Fire Authority sent an invoice to Hazelwood owners GDF Suez to recover costs from the enormous operation to put out the mine fire, which saw thousands of firefighters deployed into the mine pit to battle the blaze over many weeks.

Italian court stops a polluting industrial site

Philippe Ridet | Le Monde | March 13, 2014

Toxic emissions from a coal-fired power plant of the electrician Tirreno Power, 50% controlled by GDF Suez, have caused hundreds of deaths in Liguria.

Environmental Impacts
Shale Gas: France Hides Massive Imports From the US

Alexander Abdelilah & Alexiane Lerouge | Disclose | April 26, 2023

Since the end of 2021, France has imported more than 4.5 billion cubic metres of liquefied natural gas (LNG), almost exclusively from shale gas. This ultra-polluting gas has been purchased by Engie, the company in which the French state is the reference shareholder.

ENGIE: an incomplete and unaligned climate plan

Reclaim Finance | April 19, 2023

Fifteen investors have filed a resolution asking ENGIE to regularly consult its shareholders on the implementation and the content of its climate plan and to integrate the indicators needed to assess its credibility and the risks associated with it. The analysis of ENGIE’s climate plan by Reclaim Finance attests to the relevance of this resolution.

France: ENGIE’s dirty coal phase-out: replacing one problem with another

Reclaim Finance | November 16, 2022

To quickly phase-out coal from its portfolio, the French utility is replacing the problem with another: it has largely resorted to selling its coal assets and converting them to other polluting energy sources such as wood and fossil gas, instead of closing them down.

France: Solar parks chop down the forests of the South and are now reaching the East

Thierry Gadault | Blast | July 28, 2022

Planned to be developed on roofs or in already degraded areas, solar parks are actually being installed in forests. All the south of France is concerned. And the Ardennes and the Vosges are also beginning to be affected by deforestation to plant solar panels.

Brazil: Eletrosul and Engie lead the ranking of emissions of polluting gases

Poliana Soutto | MegaWhat | June 30, 2022

The companies Eletrosul and Engie were the ones that most emitted polluting gases in 2020 in proportion to the energy generated, according to a study by the Institute of Energy and Environment (IEMA).

France: An Engie subsidiary accused of wasting hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of gas

Ouest-France | March 10, 2022

A video showed a subsidiary of Engie voluntarily releasing hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of gas into the atmosphere each year. This practice allegedly allows the company to save time but it would have a very significant energy and environmental cost.

"Mustang" contract: Engie secretly signs a new contract to import fracked gas to France

Les Amis de la Terre | December 3, 2021

While the international press recently made public the signature by Engie of a new shale gas purchase contract during the summer of 2021, confidential internal documents obtained by Friends of the Earth France and revealed by Le Monde point to environmental and climatic risks ignored by the French group.

Brazil: In two processes, the Public Ministry of Paraná (MP-PR) and the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) demand that Engie suspend environmental devastation

Observatório Justiça e Conservação | October 2, 2020

Two procedures with the same objective: to stop the environmental devastation caused by the transmission lines being installed by the multinational Engie in the state of Paraná.

Engie pollutes northern Chile with old coal-fired power plants

Marion Esnault | Reporterre | December 13, 2018

In northern Chile, the multinational Engie (formerly GDF-Suez) owns several coal-fired power plants with harmful consequences for human health and the marine and terrestrial environments.

Engie: The Coal Rush: The case of the Ada Yumurtalik Coal Power Plant in Turkey

Climate Action Network Europe | October 7, 2015

Engie wants to open new coal power plants in various countries. Among them, is the Ada Yumurtalik coal power project in Turkey (1320 megawatts), which is fiercely opposed by Turkish civil society because of the potential negative impacts of this project on people’s livelihoods, the local environment and on climate change.

EDF and Engie, polluters without borders

Jade Lindgaard | Mediapart | May 19, 2015

All of the coal-fired power plants managed by EDF and Engie, ex-GDF-Suez, in the world emit the equivalent of half of France's emissions, according to a shocking report by Friends of the Earth and Oxfam.

French Multinational GDF Suez Criticised for Lead Role in Building the Controversial Madeira Dam in the Brazilian Amazon

Amazon Watch | January 14, 2010

This week, a coalition of civil society organisations from Brazil, France, the United States and Peru sent a letter to Mr. Gérard Mestrallet, the President of French company GDF Suez, criticizing the company for its involvement in the construction of the controversial Jirau hydroelectric dam on the Brazilian Amazon’s Madeira River.

Employment Practices
& Relations
France: In the midst of soaring energy prices, Engie makes 3.8 billion in excess profits

Pierric Marissal | L'Humanité | February 21, 2023

The former GDF, which has benefited greatly from energy price speculation, intends to pay record dividends, while this money could have been used to lower the bills of individuals and businesses by 22%.

France: 74,000 former Engie employees deprived of the bonus that had been promised to them

Marion Deye | L'Informé | January 11, 2023

The bonus of 1,500 euros, announced to the group's employees because of its staggering results, will not be paid to the 74,000 employees of its former subsidiary Equans, sold to Bouygues in October.

Western Sahara: Engie proceeds on occupied land

Western Sahara Resource Watch | July 6, 2022

Three months after French company Engie condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the company inks deals to start building a large water project in Western Sahara, in partnership with the government of the illegal occupier Morocco.

Brazil: Petrol worker unions reject ENGIE's proposal, which withdraws rights from the Associated Gas Carrier (TAG) workers

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | May 9, 2022

After meeting on Friday, the 6th, the Unified Petrol Workers Federation (FUP) and the National Petrol Workers Federation (FNP) rejected ENGIE's first counter-proposal presented to workers working on the gas pipelines operated by the Associated Gas Carrier (TAG), a former company of the Petrobras System, which was privatized.

How France is sliding towards a prison-industrial complex

Douce Dibondo | Mediapart | February 14, 2022

Companies with a monopoly on this lucrative prison market? Gepsa (subsidiary of Engie which manages 40 penitentiary establishments in France) and Sodexo for delegated missions, upkeep, maintenance and catering.

France: Total, Engie and EDF infiltrate the renewable energy lobby

Tomas Statius & Alexiane Lerouge | Disclose | November 2, 2021

The three heavyweights of fossil and nuclear energy in France have got their hands on the main union of renewable energies in France to reduce its capacity for action.

Brazil: Condolences for the Death of Seven Outsourced ENGIE Workers in Pará

Movimento de Atingidos por Barragens | July 20, 2021

The collapse of transmission towers is a symbol of the precariousness to which workers are subjected as privatization in the electricity sector advances.

Brazil: French multinational threatens ten quilombos in Paraná

Márcia Maria Cruz  | De Olho nos Ruralistas | October 15, 2020

Engie's project foresees the installation of 1,069 energy transmission towers over an area of 320 thousand hectares, without the communities having been consulted. Environmental licenses for two of the seven sections of the project were judicially suspended.

Mexico: Negative social and environmental impacts of solar farm of Engie, according to locals & academics

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | September 2, 2020

In spite of complying with the regulations of the Mexican government and institutions, the installation of the Nueva Xcala Solar Park on ejido common lands -used for agriculture, cattle raising and the production of the maguey pulquero- generates a series of socio-environmental impacts...

United Kingdom: Protest over Cumbria's Moorside nuclear plant consultation

BBC | May 16, 2015

Developer NuGen, owned by Toshiba and GDF Suez, claimed it would be Europe's largest nuclear development. Radiation Free Lakeland is asking people to oppose what it has called a "nuclear sacrifice zone".

Brazil: Amazonian dams: EDF and GDF Suez are “studying” indigenous lands with the support of the army

Olivier Petitjean | Observatoire des Multinationales | April 25, 2014

These companies have been granted the support of the army, to help them sniff out any rebellion from the region’s indigenous peoples. How have two French companies come to play a key role in a conflict between the Brazilian government and the country’s indigenous peoples?

Brazil: Workers' revolts and social upheavals

Olivier Petitjean | Observatoire des Multinationales | October 14, 2013

The Jirau site attracted tens of thousands of workers and other migrants, causing considerable social change in the region. Despite the programs put in place by the consortium, a wild west atmosphere developed, while on the construction site, the poor working and living conditions provoked two violent revolts among the workers.


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Brazil: “Green Bond” issue risks raising finance for destructive dams

Ryan Brightwell & Zachary Hurwitz | BankTrack | July 9, 2014

GDF Suez’s recent green bond issue - the largest green bond so far by a corporation – is reported to be raising money for the controversial Jirau Dam in Brazil, and potentially other damaging projects.

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Portugal's prime minister resigns after being accused in green hydrogen corruption scandal

Polly Martin | Hydrogen Insight | November 7, 2023

Local reports suggest that government officials, including Costa, have been investigated with regard to alleged favouritism around the H2 Sines project, which was being developed by a consortium of Engie, Martifer, REN, Vestas, EDP and Galp (although the latter two have, as of 2021, exited the development).

In Polynesia, the courts protect Engie

Blast! | May 16, 2023

Holder of a near-monopoly in the production and distribution of electricity, Engie has long benefited locally from the “Flosse system”. The courts are refusing to investigate a complaint for attempted corruption filed against the French group.

636 fossil fuel lobbyists granted access to COP27

Global Witness | November 10, 2022

A new analysis released today by Global Witness together with our partners at Corporate Accountability and Corporate Europe Observatory has identified at least 636 fossil lobbyists who have been granted access to COP27. 

France: GDF Suez: revelations about a privatization between friends

Laurent Mauduit | Médiapart | September 7, 2020

Mediapart has just obtained documents from the State Participation Agency on the partial privatization of GDF Suez. They confirm the role of the former boss of this department in the choice of banks piloting the operation, including Bank of America, which hired him at the same time.

A subsidiary of Engie caught in a corruption scandal in Spain

Cécile Thibaud | Les Echos | February 12, 2018 

Did the French company Cofely contribute to illicitly finance the People's Party? This is what the investigating judge in charge of an investigation into a corruption case linked to party officials is trying to determine.

Protest Against Engie, a Fossil Fuel Sponsor of COP21

Nithin Coca | Triple Pundit | December 9, 2015

What the company wanted was a showcase to greenwash its very anti-climate actions. What it got instead was a powerful civil society action -- in which dozens of silent protesters stood along the entryway to Engie's talk, holding up signs and voicing their opposition to the company's presence at the climate negotiations.

France: Corruption investigation opened against GDF-Suez

Geoffrey Livolsi | Mediapart | May 6, 2015

According to documents gathered by Mediapart, GDF Suez (now called Engie) paid copious fees to a legal representative to obtain his vote, during a decisive board meeting, in order to respond to the second call for tenders for the state on offshore wind power.

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Tax Havens
& Evasion
Portugal: EDP and Engie suspected of tax evasion in sale of Douro dams

Eco News | July 25, 2022

The Public Prosecutor’s Office suspects a legal scheme by EDP and Engie to conceal sale of six dams on the Douro river. At stake is the payment of stamp duty of around 110 million euros.

Luxembourg: Engie tax deal: individual investigations cannot replace real reform

Florian Oel | Oxfam International | June 20, 2018

The European Commission today ruled that a tax deal between Luxembourg and the French energy company Engie (formerly GDF-Suez) was illegal. It ordered Engie to pay EUR 120 million in unpaid taxes to Luxembourg.

Paradise Papers: How Engie pulled $1 billion from Australian power plant ahead of carbon tax

Michael Janda | ABC News | November 8, 2017

Days before the carbon tax took effect on July 1, 2012, French energy giant Engie transferred $1 billion in dividends out of Australia and back to UK parent companies. Just two-and-a-half years later, those Australian subsidiaries were warning they risked breaching loan agreements with their banks.

Major Projects
Belgian government signs nuclear extension deal with France’s Engie

Anne-Sophie Gayet | Euractiv | June 30, 2023

Belgium has agreed with operator Engie to extend the use of the country’s nuclear reactors by 10 years after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted Belgium’s governing coalition to rethink plans to rely more on natural gas.

A democratic energy transition in Tunisia

Ouafa Haddioui | Africa Is A County | January 18, 2023

The state started claiming and seizing agricultural lands cast as “low-yielding” and offering them to international investors. This was the case for concessions granted in 2021 in several regions of the country. These include Segdoud (Gafsa) for investors Engie (France) and Nareva (Morocco); El Moutbasta (Kairouan) for the benefit of Emirati and Chinese investors; as well as for other projects.

Belgium: The prolongation of nuclear energy signed into contract: mixed reactions from politicians and organizations

bx1 | January 10, 2023

"Engie is selling its nuclear energy for next year at a staggering price, ten times the cost of production.”

Australia: New report reveals Engie’s Hazelwood mine rehab plan will release toxic coal ash pollution

Environmental Justice Australia | September 19, 2022

New reports reveal Engie’s Hazelwood mine rehabilitation proposal would release toxic coal ash pollution harming community health and the environment.

French Firm Engie’s Deal With Rio Grande LNG Contradicts Climate Concerns, Locks France Into Fracked Gas Until 2041

Courtney Naquin | Sierra Club | May 2, 2022

While Engie scrapped its original deal with Rio Grande LNG in 2020 because of the French government’s environmental concerns over hydraulic fracking in Texas, Engie has apparently reversed course despite the persistence of those same environmental concerns.

Nuclear in Belgium, a good story

Maxime Carsel | Blast | January 10, 2022

An energy revolution is underway beyond Quiévrain: in 2025, Belgium will shut down its 7 nuclear reactors, managed by Engie-Electrabel... One question remains to be settled: what to do with highly radioactive waste?

USA: Engie’s sneaky LNG deal

Matthew Choi | Politico | June 12, 2021

French energy trading firm Engie quietly signed a deal to buy U.S. LNG, after a deal last year fell apart over environmental concerns.

France: Engie: a non-announcement on its exit from coal

Les Amis de la Terre | February 26, 2021

Engie has just committed to withdrawing from its coal assets in Europe by 2025 and worldwide by 2027. Reclaim Finance and Friends of the Earth France denounce a non-announcement, which carefully avoids responding to the real question of the future of the assets of the French energy company.

France: Lyon: new day of strike this Tuesday against the "Hercules" project

Oriane Mollaret | Lyon Capitale | January 15, 2021

The unions are calling for a new day of strike this Tuesday, January 19 in Lyon against what they consider to be "a disintegration of the historic companies EDF and ENGIE".

Brazil: While trying to approve a controversial construction in Paraná, ENGIE warns of “imminent energy blackout” in the state

Conexão Planeta | December 10, 2020

However, when it comes to substantiating its assumptions about the state, the private company does not show evidence.

A huge Engie electricity network wants to destroy 655 hectares of wildlife in Brazil

Augustin Langlade | La Relève et La Peste | September 23, 2020

Only 1% of this biome would be in a good state of conservation. Engie's subsidiary in Brazil has already felled several hundred-year-old araucaria trees, right in the middle of their seed-drop period, even though such a practice is strictly prohibited by Brazilian law.

Under popular pressure, Engie (formerly GDF-Suez) withdraws from Thabametsi in South Africa

Amis de la Terre | June 3, 2015

After months of mobilization in France and South Africa against the 1,200 MW coal-fired power plant project in Thabametsi, Engie, the French company that had shown interest in the project, withdrew.

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