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Macron’s push to impose wind power on France whips up a gale of protest  

Credit:  A bid to install hundreds of turbines in areas like the Dordogne is seen as yet another misstep by an out-of-touch president | Sunday June 13 2021 | www.thetimes.co.uk ~~

On a sweltering day in the Dordogne last week, Thierry Bonne, a retired French navy admiral turned Airbnb host, surveyed the verdant countryside stretching out from his 17th-century chateau and contemplated one of the toughest battles of his career.

There was only the faintest of winds, as is the case most days here on the edge of the Forêt de la Double. But the area has nevertheless been deemed breezy enough to power five wind turbines, more than 600ft (180m) high, the two closest of which will be within a few hundred metres of his Manoir de Puymangou.

“Why put these things here in a forest, where there isn’t even much wind?” demanded Bonne, who is dismayed by the project’s impact not just on the

Source:  A bid to install hundreds of turbines in areas like the Dordogne is seen as yet another misstep by an out-of-touch president | Sunday June 13 2021 | www.thetimes.co.uk

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