Energy: The distance of offshore wind turbines near the coast is a matter of debate

Energy: The distance of offshore wind turbines near the coast is a matter of debate



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O.Siou, B.Six, A.Lepinay, P.Miette – France 2

France Televisions

To decarbonize the economy, we must also develop renewable energies. The law to simplify the process will be examined in the legislature next week. Senators abandoned the ban on wind turbines within 40km of the coast, which had already been approved. It was not unanimous, especially at Dunkirk.

A distance of 12 km separates the coast from the first offshore wind farm already operating near Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique). Wind turbines It is clearly visible. Within five years, on a beach at Dunkirk (Nord), there will be 46 wind turbines 11 km from the coast. This displeases the locals.It is better not to put anything“, says a man.

Senators are Republican (LR) attempted to push future parks more than 40 km from the coast. Instead, after consulting with local elected officials, the government was able to introduce a simple incentive to build wind turbines offshore beyond 22 km. Building wind turbines further away from the coast requires digging deeper under the sea. Which can be complicated. But LR representatives can bring the issue back on the menu of discussions in the National Assembly.

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