Wind industry attacks French law change

Europe's renewable energy industry has strongly attacked proposed changes to French rules on financial support for renewably produced electricity, alleging that they would wipe out independent wind power production, cost investors over €6bn and violate the EU's renewable electricity directive. Sector group Eref said it planned to complain to the European Commission. An amendment to a French energy law agreed in parliament last week would exclude all but very small and very large wind farms from eligibility for preferential feed-in tariffs for their electricity, Eref warned on Tuesday. See press release.

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