The government of François Hollande has received the green light from the National Assembly in its ambitious Energy Transition Tuesday, something like the new Barcelona’s law about electric bycicles. In the outline of the law, which foresees halving energy consumption by 2050 and make France the European champion of ecology, have added new measures of symbolism. Among them, make it easier for companies to remit money to their employees to use the bike to go to work, at 25 cents a mile, approximately, but not yet priced.
In return, these companies will be reduced social contributions. Companies over a hundred employees will have to submit a plan to promote public transport, car sharing or cycling. Plastic bags single use shall be prohibited from January 2016, but the cutlery and crockery of the same material from 2020.
Promoting cycling has become in France, and more specifically in Paris, a priority. The capital reserve provides growing space to park your two-wheeler and companies-workers- will take advantage if its use promoted. Transport, responsible for 27% of the emission of greenhouse gases, will be much cleaner in a few years in France thanks to the Energy Transition Act which launched Ecology Minister Segolene Royal.
In addition to the seven million outlets will be installed (there are now only 10,000) in 2030, individuals will benefit from a premium (that can reach 10,000 euros) if you change your diesel car for an electric one. The state fleet must be renewed with such vehicles at a rate of one in every two new buy and transport companies, one in ten.
The law, which was approved by a large majority in the Assembly (314 votes to 219), plans to increase renewable up involving 40% of the total, reducing the use of fossil fuels by 30% in fifteen years, renew buildings to save energy and reduce waste by half by 2025. in this last chapter the ban on plastic bags for single use is framed and, depending on demand from environmentalists Assembly, has also added veto crockery and cutlery from the same material. Royal, who was not in favor, has always accepted to enter into force in 2020. Also with an eye toward reducing waste, France plans to penalize up to 300,000 euros and two years imprisonment planned obsolescence. Most products should inform the consumer about their working lives. This, though, will live with the great French nuclear power, which is limited to the current level.
After several years of work on this issue, the Government has confirmed that French households spend too hot. To reduce the bill that entails, the law passed also provides significant support to the most modest to the so-called check-energy, to renovate buildings. The project is to increase the efficiency of buildings 500,000 each year from 2017. The intention is that all the buildings have been renovated in France 2050. A tax benefits aid and cheap loans to achieve this goal are added.
The Senate must now validate the law passed, but will do in a single reading and then the Assembly will give the green light by summary procedure. The main obstacle that critics see in this project is its cost: € 10,000 million in three years. Royal, however, says that the new green economy will create 100,000 new jobs and reduce energy bills.