Anger at green light for wind power

If all the projects are built – a total of 150 individual turbines – they will produce enough electricity to supply 268,000 households

Twenty-one new projects for clusters of electricity-producing windmills, approved in June, have provoked the anger of opponents and a muted reaction from supporters.

The largest federation of opponents to wind power warned of “dangerous” situations if projects were continually pushed through against the wishes of the people.

If all the projects are built – a total of 150 individual turbines – they will produce 516MW when the wind is blowing, enough to supply 268,000 households.

The projects were prepared and submitted to the government in 2017. Promoters said what they will sell their electricity for and the government chose the lowest prices.

The offer, averaging €63 per MW/hour, was lower than the two previous rounds, which averaged €65.40 and €68.70 respectively.

Opposition to wind power is strong in France ...

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