MEPs authorize the use of waste oil as fuel

The deputies approved on the night of Thursday to Friday the use of used cooking oil as fuel, within the framework of the examination in first reading of the purchasing power bill. This authorization stems from an amendment tabled by the deputy EELV Julien Bayou who had received the favorable opinion of the government.

According to the MP’s written arguments, 10 liters of properly removed waste oil can yield 8 liters of fuel, which emits up to 90% less greenhouse gases than conventional diesel.

“It’s illegal in France but very abnormally in Europe and in our regions but in a clandestine way”, declared Julien Bayou in the hemicycle, highlighting the interest of such a fuel for the climate but also for power. of purchase.

“And of course, and that can make you smile, but it’s an element of energy independence,” continued Julien Bayou. “It is better to depend on the fries stands of the North than on the oil of the oil monarchies”. “In France, we don’t have oil but we have frying oil,” he joked. For the time being, this type of use of used oils is prohibited because they are not part of the approved fuels.

Emergency measures for purchasing power

After four days of discussions and after a whole night of heated debates, the deputies adopted in first reading the bill “emergency” for the purchasing power, a protean text supposed to attenuate the effects of the inflation and the energy crisis. “The spirit of responsibility prevailed to protect our fellow citizens,” reacted Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Twitter after the vote.

The text serves as a test for the presidential camp. Now deprived of an absolute majority, he had to count on the support of elected LR and RN who timidly characterized certain “advances” while the left was indignant at a project in the form of a “declaration of war on wages”. After a night peppered with invective, the first major text of the legislature was validated shortly before 6 a.m. by 341 votes for, 116 against and 21 abstentions. The Socialists mostly abstained, unlike the rest of the left which voted against.


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