CNR conceives its renewable energy developments in concert with the territories in a spirit of joint construction. This is done with one requirement, environmental excellence, and a commitment to redistributing the returns so that the stakeholders can share the benefits.
In the framework of its policy of acquiring assets in wind power and solar power, CNR assists, advises and supports the territories to carry out their projects, whether they involve:
CNR does its utmost to associate all the actors involved in its wind power or solar power projects: local authorities, landowners, government services, consumer associations, etc. In the case of wind power, a local supervisory committee is systematically established to associate local actors in defining the project.
For all our wind power and solar power projects, we have chosen sites that do not endanger fauna, flora, local heritage or the habitat. Regarding solar power, we choose sites already marked by human activity, without coming into conflict with farm use. As for wind power, we pay special attention to the protection of biodiversity, habitat and landscape. In 2014, CNR received the Lucie label for its commitment to sustainable development.
It is essential for us that the stakeholders share the benefits of our wind warms and solar power plants. Thus we design innovative frameworks to ensure that the local authorities involved not only benefit from collecting the tax specific to operating the installation, but also a share of the income generated through financial participation in our projects.
To draw still closer to the stakeholders, we also want to give both the community and local authorities the possibility of investing in certain of our projects. This is one of the nine commitments that we have made in favour of energy transition. Depending on local expectations, these investment solutions take the form of participation, bond purchases and loans.
France’s leading green electricity producer, we are pursuing our strategy of zero emission and aim to triple our solar power and wind power production in the next five years, in France and abroad.
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“CNR has long been a trusted partner. We know how much it is concerned by the river and the population, and the professionalism with which it performs its projects and supervises its works. Harnessing the sun and wind with CNR seemed an obvious choice. What’s more, the sites have generated many direct and indirect jobs, which is important in today’s world”.
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