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June 20, 2018

Macron Approves Offshore Windpower Projects

© Michael Halberg / Adobe Stock

© Michael Halberg / Adobe Stock

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)

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