Renewable energies: MEPs start examination in committee

Adopted in the Senate at first reading in early November, this bill to accelerate the production of renewable energies is expected in the Assembly Chamber on December 5.

It aims to “catch up” of France in terms of wind and solar power by raising the “administrative obstacles and procedures to halve the deployment time of projects“, described the Minister of Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher before the deputies.

The minister underlined a “double emergency“: lead a “radical action“in the face of global warming and”avoid a supply disruption in the months and years to come“.

Without an absolute majority in the Assembly, the government is looking for allies to pass this bill, before another text on nuclear power in the coming months.

He will not find any on the side of the RN, which reiterated its opposition to wind turbines, “intermittent energies that make us dependent on the weather in addition to being dependent on other countries“, according to Pierre Meurin.

LR, which regularly criticizes wind turbines, expressed its “red lines” on the “role of local elected officials” and “increasing distances of wind turbines both on land and at sea“, said Emmanuel Maquet in committee.

This text goes pretty badly“, had estimated in the JDD the boss of the deputies LR Olivier Marleix, who wants to carry measures which the Senate with a majority on the right has however partially given up.We will defend a right of veto for mayors as well as the ban on building wind turbines at sea less than 40 kilometers from the coast“.

On the left, the PS group”may consider voting for this text as soon as your stated desire for co-construction translates into action“, launched Stéphane Delautrette to the government.

More reserved, environmentalists warned against the “unraveling environmental law” and “will look carefully at the proposals that are made“, according to Charles Fournier.

The communist Hubert Wulfranc regretted a text of “precipitation” and LFI Maxime Laisney is “doubtful about the method and the concrete proposals“.

In the majority, the MoDem Bruno Millienne called for “go beyond the usual political postures“. Hundreds of amendments are on the menu for the week.

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