Environment: France Looks to Catch Up in Wind Energy
Only a massive immediate investment in wind energy and the installation of thousands of wind turbines over the next decade will permit France to reach its target of further reducing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report by a state agency.
December 19, 2005
by Julio Godoy
in Red Orbit
The report, prepared by high-ranking officials at the French ministry of finance and economy, will likely serve as the basis for the Multi-Year Project for Investments in Energy (PPI, after its French name), and will be presented to the French parliament in early 2006.
According to the document, to which IPS had access, "France does not have any other choice than wind energy to significantly boost the development of renewable energy sources."
The document proposes the installation of enough wind turbines by 2010 to produce four gigawatts (GW, 1 billion watts), and 12.5 GW by the year 2016.... [continue via Web link]