The Administrative Court of Appeal of Douai has authorized the implementation of a 70 wind park in the Pas-de-Calais, confirming the authorization by the Prefect 2004 but annulling the decision of March 2005 the Lille tribunal .
Worldwide, the production of wind energy capacity reached 47 317 MW, up by 20 2004%, according to Global Wind Energy Council, Union of industrial wind power industry. Germany is ranked first (16 629 MW), followed by Spain (8 263 MW), the US (6 740 MW) and Denmark (3.117 MW).
France is far behind its European neighbors in terms of wind energy production. It has 407 MW of installed capacity, according to ADEME. Languedoc-Roussillon topped with 122 MW, followed by the Nord - Pas-de-Calais with 59 MW and Brittany, with 41 MW.