[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The French Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Development, Madame Mrs. Nelly Olin, has announced that the French government has joined the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), a coalition of governments, NGOs and businesses dedicated to accelerating the market development of clean energy. France joins its fellow G8 members – the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada – as a REEEP member. It is the 27th government to join REEEP since it was launched by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. REEEP helps establish investment climates to encourage the development and use of clean energy and assists with creating sustainable energy funds and financing models. It also assists governments in creating regulatory frameworks which integrate renewable and energy efficient technologies into the energy mix.