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— Bad times for the proposed law on the electrification of fleets

— The tidal sector fears that the State will let it fall into the water

— Gabriel Attal wants to take charge of adaptation to climate change

Hello everyone, your servants were well surrounded last night to celebrate the launch of your favorite newsletter. And discuss flows, stock, energy renovation and load factor over a glass of champagne.

Spotted last night… Jordan Esnault and Aminata Diakité, advisors to Christophe Béchu… Olivia Fritzinger, director of communications and institutional relations of the Energy Regulatory Commission… Delegations from the French Electricity Union and France Hydrogen… Jean André Barbosa of the Renault group… Camille Defard, head of the Energy Center of the Jacques Delors Institute… Ania Ould Lamara Kaci, recently promoted to associate director of Havas Paris… and many others!

Pierre Cazeneuve, Renaissance MP, listed among the 31 who count, answered a few questions on the programming of the ecological transition, in front of around fifty pairs of attentive eyes. He bet that ecology would be a major axis of the highly anticipated “V2” of the La Sorbonne speech, which President Emmanuel Macron is due to deliver this morning. Response at the stroke of 11 o’clock. In the meantime, keep reading!

A PROPOSAL TAKES THE FLEET. Damien Adam’s (Renaissance) bill for the electrification of professional car fleets has taken its toll. The text, which is the source of discord within the majority, must be examined next Tuesday, late in the afternoon in the Assembly. But it probably won’t be voted on.

“The probability is close to zero”, slips a majority deputy to my colleague Nicolas Camut. For me, the schedule is not sustainable.” If the text is not voted on next Tuesday, it cannot be put back on the Palais-Bourbon calendar before September, which is to say an eternity.

Storm of amendments. When your newsletter was completed, 69 amendments had already been tabled, or “four hours of debate”, calculates Olga Givernet, responsible for the text within the Renaissance group. Too much to go to the vote, since Bruno Millienne (Modem), strongly opposed to the text, promised to table 150 additional amendments.

Engine of anger. The text plans to tighten the objectives for renewing the fleets of rental companies and large companies, by including the proportion of electric vehicles, and includes financial sanctions of up to 1% of their turnover in France.

Influence games. Supported by numerous NGOs, the PPL is, according to its opponents, largely inspired by a Transport & Environment (T&E) report published last year, with similar conclusions. “We do not hold the pen in the National Assembly,” denies Léo Larivière, head of advocacy for the NGO, who only indicates “to provide quantified insights”.

Double effect. He nevertheless defends the PPL, which aims at an issue of “social justice” to enable “going electric” at a lower cost: professional electric vehicles will be resold on the used car market after a few years.

The hot tub method within the majo. “The (T&E) report is an observation, I would like to know the causes” denounces Bruno Millienne. He is concerned that some companies are failing to meet the targets for good reasons, or that they are even being encouraged to source from China. He warns: “There are well half of the Renaissance deputies who on Tuesday April 30 will go piss, because they are not comfortable (with the text). »

On the sidelines. A “major parliamentary work in progress”, soberly indicates the office of the Minister for Transport, referring to “several points to review”. Contacted, Damien Adam indicates that he is traveling abroad. He will return to Paris on the scheduled day of his PPL exam.

All daya delegation of senators from the commission of inquiry into TotalEnergies is going to Brussels for several hearings.

From 9:30 a.m.the FOWT event, dedicated to floating offshore wind turbines, continues in Marseille.

15 hoursRTE awards prizes to “champions of electrical flexibility”, with the Cube–Flex competition.

Assembly and Senate : parliamentary holidays, again.

A VAGUE FUTURE. A blurry shot above the tidal turbines. The sector hopes to be reinforced in black and white in the next multi-annual energy programming (PPE), which will allow it to consolidate its future, in particular through calls for tenders supported by the State.

The wind seems to have turned, since registration in the PPE for a sustained period of time at the highest level is no longer so certain. A ministerial advisor questions the profitability of the projects and their capacity to produce “industrial volumes”, adding that “the operation of a tidal turbine is not simple”. “I don’t have any very encouraging signals,” confirms Jules Nyssen of the Renewable Energies Union.

For those who had a swimming pool, tidal turbines are these submerged turbines operating thanks to sea currents. Two sites are recognized in France as having strong potential: one is located in Raz Blanchard, in Normandy, the other in Fromveur near the Ile d’Ouessant.

The current is exceeded. The President himself supported tidal projects, announcing calls for tenders during the Assises de la Mer in November 2023. This is confirmed by the draft French energy and climate strategy, published in the same waters, “subject to the changing costs of technology.

Belt and suspenders. The energy climate programming law (now abandoned) would have been the ideal place to confirm the future of the sector. On the one hand by the force of the law, and on the other hand by the possibility of introducing it by amendment.

Proof of this is, the amendment adopted during the committee’s examination of the proposed law on energy programming — PPL which ultimately fell through. Supported by Manche MP Anna Pic (PS), it set a target of one gigawatt by 2030, and five gigawatts by 2040 and received the support of several groups.

GABRIEL ATTENDS. The Prime Minister wishes to be involved in the presentation of the next National Plan for adaptation to climate change (Pnacc), informed your newsletter from several sources within the executive. Consequence: a little delay and blur. Promised “in April” by Christophe Béchu’s cabinet, the third Pnacc will finally be unveiled “rather in May”, a ministerial advisor tells us.

Shifts Attal. While the Prime Minister has spoken little about ecology since his appointment in January, this will allow him to discuss the subject more widely, according to the same advisor, even if some details remain to be “worked out”. The PM and Christophe Béchu also met yesterday on this subject.

Adaptation to advantage to stick better to “French-style ecology”, promoted by the government – ​​“closer to the ground, and concretely in the daily lives of the French” – than absorption, often seen as an additional constraint.

“The consequences of climate change are concrete for people,” said another advisor to the Prime Minister. They see them, they live them. The challenge is to make prevention just as concrete on a daily basis.

RED ALERT. Speaking of adaptation, the Red Cross concludes in a report released this morning that the French are not “ready for the inevitable”. She notes the unpreparedness of the country, and of the French, in the event of extreme climatic events.

Individual unpreparedness: only 40% of French people are trained in first aid, a rate among the lowest in Europe, and 20% know the meaning of warning sirens.

Unpreparedness collective: only half of the municipalities required to establish a municipal protection plan have fulfilled this obligation. Credits granted to civil security associations lost 10% between 2022 and 2023 while, at the same time, the duration of intervention of Red Cross volunteers has doubled in ten years.

Several recommendations are already being followed in the National Plan for adaptation to climate change, assures the minister’s office. Namely: raising awareness of lifesaving actions and strengthening measures for isolated and/or vulnerable people.

Others are considered “interesting” and may be reworked during the consultation phase. “We will try to combine ecological civic service with the proposal to create a corps of volunteers in the event of a crisis,” continues an advisor.

LET’S BE ZAN. “New factories and the extension of factories will automatically benefit from the national ZAN quota,” declared Bruno Le Maire yesterday, during the presentation of the action plan on simplification. The press kit adds: “No industrial project will be blocked by the implementation (of the objective of zero net artificialization). They will benefit from the national quota provided for by the law of July 20, 2023.”

” Nothing changes “, reassures Christophe Béchu’s cabinet. Large industrial projects will be deducted from local “concreting rights” to be included in a national package of 12,500 hectares. “100% of the industrial projects presented to us were included in the package,” Christophe Béchu already assured two weeks ago in Les Echos, saying he was ready to reevaluate the package upwards.

— German and French households are among those who pay the most for their electricity in the G20 countries, we learn in an article in Les Echos.

— Former skipper and deputy for Morbihan Jimmy Pahun takes a position on offshore wind power, in an article for Le Télégramme, while the public debate on maritime facades ends tomorrow.

A big thank you to our editor Alexandre Léchenet.


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