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First step for France to turn from nuclear to renewable energy

this may help chart a new developmental roadmap for the French energy industry, which has until now focused primarily on nuclear energy.

French government to tap potential for renewable energy, istockanalyst.com, 6 Sept 10, France has unveiled a new renewable energy investment program which will see its government provide E1.35 billion to support the development of cutting-edge clean energy technologies.

Datamonitor feels that this may help chart a new developmental roadmap for the French energy industry, which has until now focused primarily on nuclear energy…….. The French government hopes to significantly increase the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix by attracting considerable private investment in solar, marine and geothermal projects…….
To attract private investment, the government needs to overhaul market policies and dilute the dominance of EDF, which still controls 86% of France’s power generation capacity. New policies are also needed to streamline the approval process for offshore wind power generation and to abandon or simplify the convoluted ZDE law, which states that only wind farms built in special Wind Power Development Zones are entitled to feed-in tariffs……..

French government to tap potential for renewable energy

September 7, 2010 - Posted by | France, renewable | , , , , , , ,

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