Acceleration of renewable energies was submitted to the vote of the deputies

It must pass “It predicts even if it is a government source” cha will depend on the mobilization in the hemicycle “. The executive power counts and recalculates the votes before the ceremonial vote of the bill dedicated to renewable energies.

The bill, which got the green light from the Senate in early November, aims to accelerate the deployment of wind and photovoltaic projects. If there is no absolute majority, the 250 deputies of the presidential camp can be satisfied with the abstention of a part of the left for the passage of the text.

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Support from the left is expected

Energy Transition Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher wants to count on the support of the thirty elected Socialists who will decide between a vote in favor and an abstention on Tuesday morning. And the executive also turns to the Freedoms, Independents, Abroad and Territories (Liot) group of twenty MPs, most of whom are quite favorable to the text, according to an inside source. Environmentalists who want to put renewable energy sources in existing buildings as a priority already ” avoid waiting “,” into first lecture “. ” This is not absolute neutrality “But” we expect better “said EELV Marine Tondelier party leader on Sunday. He also ” how to pressure the joint committee “, he added, about this institution, if the Assembly has a positive vote, he will bring together deputies and senators to agree on a compromise text.

The Macronists have turned decisively left for the first time in five years. they emphasize compromise For example, it was found with the Greens to extend the commitment to install solar panels in car parks or to create an observatory and intermediary for renewable energies. Abandoning the original principle of concessions on the accounts of residents of facilities with socialists and preferring broader territorial measures, such as a fund to help low-income households.

Right-wing MPs judge the text ” useless »

The government will have to do without a group of LR MPs who are indeed more hard-line than their counterparts in the Senate. Right-wing MPs judge the text ” useless ” and protest against “unreasonable restrictions on wind energy”. Their leader, Olivier Marleix, has also criticized the “salami” of the bills with text devoted to nuclear power and then to the multi-year energy program for weeks and months. As for the RN, it was abolished during the controversy against wind turbines: ” destroying our landscapes “, that ” bend the eyes and the brain “, released Pierre Meurin.

voting” parasitized by the pension reform »

Some Macronists regret that these elections are being parasitized by the simultaneous presentation of the government’s planned pension reform. Agnès relativizes Pannier-Runacher’s surroundings: “Everyone will make concessions, we have to distinguish subjects.”

A law giving an increased role to local elected officials

The law dedicated to renewable energies requires elected officials to ” acceleration zones » for installation of renewable energy infrastructures (EnR). “ We’re betting on putting local authorities back in the driver’s seat Energy Transition Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher told AFP. ” For the first time, we are creating a planning system that puts local elected officials at the center of the game, bringing them together to deal concretely with the issue of installing EnR projects in their areas, so that they are better accepted and aligned with them. they are ” he continued. ” On the other hand, local authorities cannot introduce exclusion zones unless they propose acceleration zones. “. Obviously, local elected officials will be interested in saying where they want wind turbines, otherwise the market will prevail. The state gives each department six months to submit their information: extraction, wind or biomass fields, restrictions… From that then the municipalities or inter-municipal bodies will have six months to send their proposals.

(via AFP)