France currently takes (but without doubt belatedly) measures to encourage the development of renewable energy, as well:
1) Energy waste biogas issue will be redeemed 50% more or 14 cents per kWh.
2) Geothermal (deep?) Will increase from 7,6 12 cents to cents per kWh or 15 cents in case of cogeneration.
3) For photovoltaics, solar tariff will be doubled to 55 cents per kWh.
4) The kwh of electricity from wind power Offshore will be redeemed 13 cents, or times the price of land.
Our Comments: if we can only welcome such initiatives, it is legitimate to ask the question of the sustainability of such measures in a market where the actual cost of electricity is much lower (this unlike other countries).
These measures depend on the wisdom of the purchaser of energy (priori to EdF which, remember, losing money on each kWh purchased ). It would perhaps be more interesting if the consumer could choose directly to use "green" energy by paying the real price directly (to EdF or another operator)! Other European countries have been doing this for years ... Why not France? Without doubt, still a legacy of Franco-French "centralism" ...