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Illegal aid: The General Court of the Union rules inadmissible, in the case of operating aid for offshore wind farms, the fishermen’s appeal against the Commission’s decision not to raise an objection (CAPA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the early 2010s, France initiated its first offshore wind farm projects. There are six of them and they are expected to provide 10.8 terawatt-hours per year, or about 2% of total annual electricity production, for 25 years from their commissioning, now expected to take place between 2022 and 2024, depending on the outcome of appeals before the French courts. It is planned that they will be located within six maritime zones (Courseulles-sur-Mer, Fécamp, Saint-Nazaire, Îles d'Yeu and de Noirmoutier, Dieppe and Le Tréport, Saint-Brieuc), which are also used for fishing. From the point of view of their financing, the six projects are subsidised by operating

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Alain Ronzano, Illegal aid: The General Court of the Union rules inadmissible, in the case of operating aid for offshore wind farms, the fishermen’s appeal against the Commission’s decision not to raise an objection (CAPA), 15 September 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 102455, www.concurrences.com

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