28 Apr '14, 4pm

France: Wind Energy Is a Solution in Energy Transition

France: Wind Energy Is a Solution in Energy Transition

France may be the world’s most nuclear energy dependent country, but times are changing. When French President François Hollande took the reins of power in 2012 he pledged to reduce the country’s nuclear dependency from 75 percent to 50 percent by 2025. Today, France has a goal of reaching 19 GW of wind energy by 2020, up from its current level of 8.2 GW, according to the European Wind Energy Association’s (EWEA) latest statistics . This will significantly raise the percentage of wind powered electricity in the country from the 3% wind covers today. And, according to a very recent survey, the French are behind this transition. Some 64 percent of French people see wind energy as a solution, among others, in the context of the energy transition, says a CSA survey published in March 2014. Moreover, 80 percent of the 1010 respondents consider it necessary to invest in wind wit...

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