France to double renewables capacity under 10-year energy plan

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r Power-generating windmill turbines are seen during sunset at a wind park near Reims, France, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France aims to boost electrical renewable energy capacity – including hydropower – from 48.6 gigawatt (GW) end 2017 to 74 GW in 2023 and 113 GW in 2028, mainly by boosting wind and solar.

Report by Geert De Clercq, (Reuters) –  France plans to double its renewable energy capacity with a system of regular tenders under a draft 10-year energy strategy plan published on Friday.

The so-called PPE plan, which lays out capacity targets for various energy sectors over the 2019-2023 and 2024-28 periods, also confirmed that four to six nuclear reactors – including two in Fessenheim – will be closed by 2028, as announced late last year.

France aims to boost electrical renewable energy capacity – including hydropower – from 48.6 gigawatt (GW) end 2017 to 74 GW in 2023 and…

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