Renewable energy: agreement found between deputies and senators, before final vote

The parliamentarians gathered in a joint joint committee on Tuesday evening reached an agreement on a amended version of the bill. Elisabeth Borne praised the “Transpartisan work” made around this text.


They will have taken a half hours and a half hours agree. Deputies and senators gathered in a joint joint committee (CMP), Tuesday, January 24 in the evening, finally reached an agreement on the bill dedicated to renewable energies.

The highest negotiations between deputies and senators have notably focused on planning the acceleration areas for the deployment of renewable energies, with the approval of municipalities, and on the possible exclusion zones. Another sensitive subject, the supervision of agrivoltaism, combining agriculture and energy production.

The compromise version found on Tuesday will be subject to a last vote in the two chambers. If the assembly is to decide on the text on Tuesday, January 31, the date of vote in the Senate is not yet specified.

The government welcomes a “transpartisan work”

At the end of this closed meeting between representatives of the various political forces present in Parliament, the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, praised this agreement on Twitter , fruit of a” transpartisan work “, according to her.

“I salute the spirit of responsibility. On the way to the final vote!”, has for its part tweeted the Minister of Energy Transition Agnes Pannier-Runacher.

At Palais Bourbon, the executive still hopes to obtain support from socialist deputies and the self -employed from the Liot group during this final vote, as during the adoption at first reading on January 10, to avoid a disappointment.

The bill tries to simplify procedures to fill France’s delay in terms of renewables. In the Assembly, he was strongly fought by deputies Les Républicains and the National Rally, criticizing the “nuisances” of land wind turbines. The majority of the right-wing Senate had largely adopted the text at first reading in early November.

A study published on Tuesday estimated that France should not achieve the objectives it had set for the deployment of electrical renewable energies over the period 2019-2023.

For terrestrial wind turbines, the official target of 24.1 gigawatt (GW) of installed capacities established for the end of 2023 “will not be reached”, the country barely reaching 20 GW at the end of September 2022, note this Annual barometer published by Observ’er.

On the photovoltaic side, despite an increased growth rate since 2021 and a “partially confirmed recovery in 2022 (…) The sector is still not in the right trajectory”, adds the observatory which is based, among others , on the data of Enedis and EDF.

/Media reports cited above.