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France Launches 10 Billion Offshore Wind Project

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: France Launches 10 Billion Offshore Wind Project Reply with quote

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/france-launches-10-billion-offshore-wind-project-1200-turbines-10000-jobs.php

'The French government of Nicolas Sarkozy has launched a 10 billion ($14.26 billion) tender to build about 1,200 wind turbines in 5 different offshore wind farms. The goal is to diversify France's energy generation (they are very reliant on nuclear, which accounts for about 80% of their electricity generation) with renewable sources and to have 23% of France's energy come from renewable sources by 2020. The wind farms will be located off France's coast on the North and West and should produce about 3.5% of the country's electricity according to government authorities. The farms should come online between 2015-2020'.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you are!! They're worried about the reliability of their nuclear. That Inspector doesn't know what he's talking about Very Happy Very Happy Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 billion Euro, and:
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The wind farms will be located off France's coast on the North and West and should produce about 3.5% of the country's electricity according to government authorities.

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