On 12 March, France's highest administrative court, called for the decree establishing the premium purchase price for onshore wind power to be annulled.
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According to Wind Power Monthly, the council was expected to make a decision by the end April, but has now announced a delay while it studies the issue in more detail.
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The lack of decision has consequences already. The lack of a decision is threatening 1,000 jobs in the sector, according to Wolff. "Financial institutions are refusing to sign any project finance, so the whole system is blocked," he explained.
At the very most 600MW would be added in 2012, Wolff estimates, and there would also be a knock-on effect on 2013. "It would be an absolute disaster," Wolff stated.