France launches rescue plan for struggling solar sector

“But we will fight… to develop the ecological competitiveness of France,” says the French energy minister. What is “ecological competitiveness”?

“France is slowly embracing heavily-subsidized renewable energies, such as wind and sun power, which make up 13 percent of energy consumption, well below the 23 percent target set by former President Nicolas Sarkozy for 2020.” [Reuters]

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