Solar energy, wind turbines at sea … This majority bill which tenses the Assembly

Alexandre Chauveau, edited by Romain Rouillard

The National Assembly has been studying since Monday a bill which plans in particular to multiply by ten the production of solar energy and to deploy 50 wind farms at sea. The executive is counting on the support of the left to have this text adopted while that the right shows firm opposition.

Renewable energies at the heart of parliamentary debates on Monday. The National Assembly is studying a bill emanating from the presidential majority which intends to promote the use of these green energies. The tenfold increase in solar energy production and the deployment of 50 offshore wind farms are among the objectives set.

If La France insoumise believes that the text – which has already been adopted by the Senate – does not go far enough, the rest of the Nupes shows a certain enthusiasm. The government has indeed multiplied the signs towards the left by agreeing in particular to make maximum use of the already artificialized areas, in particular the roofs, the car parks or even along the railway tracks, to install solar panels.

LR and RN upwind

But with a relative majority in the hemicycle, the Minister for Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, wants to convince as many deputies as possible. “I am confident that, from left to right, in this hemicycle, among the many goodwill who sit there, we will also be able to agree on the essentials”, she proclaimed.

For their part, the Republicans and the National Rally show their opposition to this bill. Both camps represent an electorate that is generally more rural and often opposed to wind turbines. “Supporting your law is to condemn any real energy transition, it is to condemn the French to fuel poverty, it is to condemn the French to organized poverty. This law is not bad, it is suicidal and therefore we we will fight it”, lambasted Jean-Philippe Tanguy, LR deputy for the Somme.

The general discussion is still in progress in the hemicycle this Monday evening. The debates should last two weeks in order to give parliamentarians time to study the some 3,000 amendments tabled by the deputies of the various groups.

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