The prefect of Eure-et-Loir, Françoise Souliman, plays appeasement in the field of wind power.
On October 8, it convened a general meeting on renewable energies which brought together local elected officials, parliamentarians, energy companies, etc.
Primary objective: "to restore dialogue" in a department where "the level of acceptability of wind power has considerably reduced", insisted the representative of the State.
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Eure-et-Loir, swept by regular winds, currently has 255 wind turbines, nearly half of the regional production of the Center-Val de Loire, and around sixty projects have been authorized, hence the growing anger of a number of associations and mayors who say stop to the installation of new masts.
On the table, a map establishing different zones
In reaction, the prefect proposed to work on a cartography, which would divide the territory into three sectors. In the red zone, mainly around Chartres, the Perche national park and the Eure and Avre valleys, it would be impossible to install new wind turbines. In the orange zone, projects would be examined on a case-by-case basis, as in the Châteaudun sector where the closure of the air base and the removal of speed cameras open up new opportunities. Finally in the white zone, such as along the A10, projects would be free.
For now, these are only proposals that will be finalized in February 2022. Until then, the map will be discussed in four meetings between November 15 and December 6.
It is on this occasion that the associations of opponents, which were not invited to the States General on Friday, will be able to speak.
“We are partially satisfied with that.
We must stop the sprawl of the countryside.
Red lines are good, but they will have to be unassailable, ”warned Côme Lefebvre du Prey, who is fighting against a wind project between Voves and Bonneval.
In the meantime, these associations are maintaining the pressure and have called for a new demonstration on October 23 in La Bazoche-Gouet, in the Perche.