10/16/2014: The French National Assembly approved the bill for the energy transition (Transition énergétique) presented by the Minister for trans energy and the environment Segolene Royal.
The bill, which was adopted in the first reading, includes a set of binding national targets: a reduction of 40 per cent in CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels; a halving of energy consumption in the country in 2050 compared to 2012; an increase in the share of renewables in the energy mix French and 23 per cent for 2020 and 32 percent by 2030, with a simultaneous reduction in the share of nuclear power to 50 percent in 2025.
The law also provides that the government puts in place a number of mechanisms to promote renewable energies. The French government, however, still did not provide details about the implementation of these objectives or the incentive mechanisms for renewables.
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