The presentation of the draft law energy postponed

a False start for the law on multi-annual programming of energy (EPP). This text, which is supposed to define the ambitions of France's energy transition, will

The presentation of the draft law energy postponed

a False start for the law on multi-annual programming of energy (EPP). This text, which is supposed to define the ambitions of France's energy transition, will not be finally unveiled by the Council of ministers on Monday, as originally planned. His presentation, however, is very much expected by the business sector and NGOS, is ultimately postponed. "There have been requests to clarify certain provisions, and this is what we're going to do. We will improve the text to make it more ambitious," said François de Rugy, minister of the Ecological Transition and Solidarity, this morning on BFMTV. The latter had referred to a report, "a week or two".

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With the crisis of the "yellow vests" and the outcome of the grand national debate, the government intends to make some changes. Thus, the objective of reduction of consumption of energy, which had to be revised downwards to 17% by 2030, instead of the 20%, will not be finally planed. As for the one on carbon neutrality in 2050, a term that was meant to replace the old objective of dividing by four the greenhouse gas emissions, it will be "strengthened in order to remove any ambiguity about the ambition of France," says the Elysée palace. "The subject of a revised text, is that it be as clear as possible", insists François de Rugy. These changes will require a new notice of the State Council, but this should not delay "nor the parliamentary timetable and approval of the EPP". The text will be, as expected, tabled in parliament in June.

"Emmanuel Macron, and the government must propose measures to the height of the climate emergency"

Greenpeace France

The NGOS have welcomed the news of the postponement of the text, seeing it as the will of the government to strengthen the national goal in the field of ecological transition, but they are more careful. "What is missing, what are the means of concrete action to achieve this goal. This is where we will be particularly vigilant," said Anne Bringault, CLER (Network for the energy transition) and the Climate Action Network. The latter deplores the fact that the text act the report of the 2025 to 2035 of the target of reducing to 50% (compared to over 70% today), the share of nuclear in electricity production in French. "For us it is not normal that the 50% goal remains to 2035 so that it will do more for energy savings", she says. For its part, Greenpeace France said to wait until Emmanuel Macron, and the government, "they do not just reaffirm the objectives already recorded, but propose measures to the height of the climate emergency". On the nuclear, "extending the maturities of ten years we lose a little more time and imposes unnecessary risks on the population," says Alix Mazounie, in charge of the campaign Energy.

at the End of February, the Conseil économique, social et environnemental (Cese), was also shown to be very critical of the text. He urged the government to be more clear in its intentions to lower emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Emmanuel Macron defends the environment in Africa

This is from the african continent as the head of State will defend its green ambitions this week. The "champion of the Earth", a title which was presented to him by the united nations last September, to co-host Thursday at the Kenya edition of the "One Planet Summit" in the framework of the Assembly of the united nations for the Environment. It will be the last stage of a tour of four days in East Africa.

Date Of Update: 12 Mart 2019, 00:00

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