Focus on France

France's multi-billion-euro plans for first offshore wind farm

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Andy Dingley

French President Nicolas Sarkozy made a step towards France's renewable energy goal by announcing a 10-billion-euro call for tender to install offshore wind turbines off the coast of France. Industry analysts say the plan not only addresses national power needs, but will build up the know-how to allow France to export wind energy elsewhere in Europe.