Tension in France over wind power built after an energy company was ordered to take down 10 turbines a near historic chateau. France is currently heavily dependent on nuclear power, but those reactors don't seem to deter the France's 77 million annual foreign visitors.
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The Conservative Australian Government has slashed renewable energy funding in its latest move to dismantle domestic climate change efforts. It also received negative international attention for lackluster action at the UN climate talks.
The state legislature will consider bills that would require electric companies to obtain 15 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2023. Currently, the standard requires just 8 percent by 2020.