The national debate schedule over the energy transition has been set


The national debate schedule over the energy transition has been set

Three Steps:

According to the Environmental Conference held on September 14th and 15th, three stages were announced by the Minister: primarily, a phase of information from November to December 2012. Secondly, a phase of a general public participation from January to April 2013, held with the support of a dedicated website to be “too close to the citizens”. “During this period, regions will be able to constitute local conferences concerning energy to make it possible to set in coherence the entire territorial initiatives”, states Delphine Batho.   

The Pays-de-la-Loire region has already announced the setting up of energy regional States in Nantes on October 1st, 2012.  Lastly, the phase of synthesis and proposal drafting will take place in May 2013 and will have to bring a bill in June 2013.

A sober and efficient model of development

Closing the Environmental Conference on September 15th, the Prime Minister indicated that the debate on the energy transition, qualified as “the first major project”, was going to make it possible “to investigate the industrial, economic and social conditions of this committed mutation,” which must be based on “a sober and efficient model of development”. That’s why; he does not only to “break away from the nuclear energy to generate electricity (…) but also from oil dependency in the transport sector.” He also asserted that “it will be the occasion to check the relevance of contribution to the public utility of electricity in its current form”. Then, he proclaimed a certain number of immediate measures concerning the progressive ratemaking of energy, the development of renewable energies, fleet of cars and their consumption, as well as the rebalancing energy mixing or shale gas. The day before, during the conference opening, François Holland gave the heading by asserting: “I’m expecting from this Conference and particularly form the following debate concerning the energy transition that all actors can fully contribute towards creating the necessary framework for the development of sustainable new forms of energy.” 

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