15 Jul '11, 8pm

France Launches €10 Billion Offshore Wind Project (1,200 Turbines & 10,000 Jobs!)

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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