France came late into the wind race and with 85% nuclear capacity you have to ask why. However the French Paisons say no and from previous experience the French Government may be wise to ditch the idea,
Skynews — November 17, 2013
Plans to dot France with wind farms are facing fierce opposition from critics worried they will blight a landscape that has helped make the country the world’s top tourist destination.
France relies heavily on nuclear power but is working to shift to renewable energy sources and triple by 2020 its number of wind turbines, from the current 4000 that are spread across 1127 sites.
But opponents are urging the government to tread carefully so as not to damage France’s thousands of kilometre of stunningly beautiful countryside – which range from Europe’s longest strip of beaches to the peaks of the Alps.
Some critics have already won court cases outlawing turbines, and more legal challenges are on the way.
Erik Wallecan, the owner of the 18th century chateau de Flers in northern France, is one of them.
The 65-year-old successfully sued energy giant EDF-Gaz Suez to…
View original post 121 more words