France unveils plan to achieve renewables goal

Government announces fifty measures to double renewable energy production over the next twelve years

The French government has launched a plan to double domestic renewable energy production in the next 12 years.  The plan contains fifty measures in areas such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass energy.    

The measures are intended to help achieve France's goal of increasing the share of renewables in its final energy consumption to 23 per cent by 2020 (EED 22/10/08). The plan is a significant step in the country's efforts to move towards a fully decarbonised energy production, environment minister Jean-Louis Borloo said.

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