[ENERGY] Development of PV projects in France : beware of protected species!

On the basis of Euro­pean Union Directives[1], French reg­u­la­tions have for more than 10 years estab­lished a prin­ci­ple of strict pro­tec­tion regard­ing the “pro­tect­ed species” (“espèces pro­tégées”).  Devel­op­ers of PV projects in France have for a long time and often because of a lack of infor­ma­tion missed the issue. Yet, some local envi­ron­men­tal author­i­ties have…

[ENERGY] Development of PV projects in France : beware of protected species!

On the basis of Euro­pean Union Directives[1], French reg­u­la­tions have for more than 10 years estab­lished a prin­ci­ple of strict pro­tec­tion regard­ing the “pro­tect­ed species” (“espèces pro­tégées”).  Devel­op­ers of PV projects in France have for a long time and often because of a lack of infor­ma­tion missed the issue. Yet, some local envi­ron­men­tal author­i­ties have…