French wind industry in disarray following ECJ ruling/Wind Power Monthly

FRANCE: The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has concluded that the French tariff system for wind power falls within the concept of state aid.

The ruling means the government should have notified the European Commission (EC) when it issued the decree defining the tariff in 2008. There is now a risk that the decree will be annulled, leaving the industry in regulatory limbo.