Macron Approves Offshore Windpower Projects
Leading executives at French energy groups EDF and Engie said on Twitter that several offshore windpower projects had been "confirmed" by President Emmanuel Macron.
"Happy to see @EmmanuelMacron confirmed our three parks," EDF executive Bruno Bensasson said in a post on the Twitter messaging network.
Engie executive Gwenaelle Huet also said that Macron had approved the windpower projects in a similar Twitter post.
The future of the projects had been in some doubt after the French senate earlier this year rejected a government proposal to renegotiate and possibly cancel projects to generate a combined 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind power on six sites on France's west coast awarded in 2012 and 2014.
(Reporting by Brian Love; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)