France to convert two coal-fired power plants to wood pellets

France will convert its two coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 1.8GW to biomass by 2027, French president Emmanuel Macron said in a televised interview on 24 September. Macron said the government would increase its annual spending for the green transition to €40bn ($42.5bn) in 2024, from €33bn this year. A portion of this funding will support the conversion of France's last two coal-fired plants into biomass. "We are going to invest massively, and indeed in all sectors. The first thing is to exit coal — it is key," Macron said in ...

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