The offshore industry is booming. By 2030, up to 8,000 new wind turbines are to go up along the country’s North Sea coast.
On Course - Exploiting Wind Energy
France has launched its first offshore turbine to curb reliance on nuclear and reach climate goals — France could become Europe's second-largest wind energy producer after Germany. But the transition brings problems.
France is getting into offshore wind energy with the recent launch of a cutting-edge pilot project: one of the few floating wind turbines existing in the world. Studies suggest France is set to become Europe's second biggest wind energy producer, after Germany. Local and national authorities are helping to power that transition and slash nuclear power's overwhelming dominance in the energy mix.
Ireland's wind power potential is vast, and although wind now supplies more than a fifth of the country's electricity, the potential remains mostly untapped. Siemens Gamesa is striving to change that.
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