France pushes forward with green agenda

France pushes forward with green agenda Wineyards in the Alsace, France (source: flickr/ moedermens, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 23 Jul 2015

After much debate, the National Assembly has passed a new green energy bill that will cut "emissions, boost renewables and create 100.000 jobs in green energy sector"

European news state that France has passed a very ambitious new legislation aiming to reduce carbon emissions and boost renewables.

According to Tidal Energy Today, the bill includes the following.

  • Cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 from 1990 levels,
  • 30% reduction of fossil fuel consumption by 2030 compared to 2012,
  • Increase the share of renewable energy to 32% in final energy consumption by 2030,
  • Increase the electricity production from renewables by 40% by 2030,
  • Diversify electricity generation mix, and reduce nuclear power’s share in the energy mix to 50% by 2025.

The same source says that this is not only good for the environment, but will also create 100.000 jobs.

Source: Tidal Energy Today