France to double number of wind turbines

wind turbines debate over nuclear power
Under a new plan France plans to double its number of wind turbines by 2028

A controversial new law commits to doubling the number of wind turbines in France by 2028.

A new law, adopted by the French government on April 21, plans to increase the number of wind turbines from an existing 8,000 to 20,000 by 2028.

The plan, known as la programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE) (which translates as "multi-year energy programme"), aims to reduce the use of nuclear energy for electricity production in France, replacing it with renewable energy sources. 

But the plan is not without its critics. A recent opinion column in newspaper Le Figaro signed by 22 high-profile opponents questioned - ...

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