Russia stopped natural gas flow through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline earlier this month in an apparent retaliation against Western Europe for supporting Ukraine. Macron asserted that turmoil from rising power prices is evidence that his nation ought to become energy independent, particularly through renewable sources.
“The war changed everything … it disrupted the European model, because many countries were depending on Russian gas for production,” Macron explained during a speech in the port city of Saint-Nazaire. “And clearly, for the first time, energy has become a weapon of war.”
Saint-Nazaire is the home to France’s only offshore wind farm. Among other measures, Macron aims to construct 50 more offshore wind facilities, as