Thursday, August 13, 2015

The bulk of the Act validated the energy transition –


PARIS (Reuters) – The Constitutional Council has validated most of the law on the energy transition, which provides in particular to reduce by 2025 the share of nuclear in the production of electricity from 75% to 50%, not censoring a small number of articles and provisions at the margin.

“Wise Men” were seized by the group of senators Republicans on procedural grounds and by members of the same formation on the substance of several articles, particularly on the cap of nuclear capacity.

They have dismissed the complaints on the procedure for adopting the law. The senators had seized the right after the failure of the joint committee between the two assemblies, concluded without a vote on the initiative of its President.

Similarly, there were found to comply with the Constitution Article I, which includes the goals and they “noted the programmatic nature,” we read in a statement. The opposition believed that the goals were not in line with the defined resources.

The text adopted in late July, after a legislative marathon of more than nine months, Fixed several targets for energy uses including reducing the share of nuclear in production and a 50% decrease in energy consumption by 2050 compared to 2012.

Voted a few months before the UN conference climate in Paris, he plans to cut 40% compared to 1990 emissions greenhouse gas by 2030 and increase the share of renewable energies in the “mix” French.

If these principles are validated, the Constitutional Council censored three articles.

The first, Article 6, aimed to impose a 2030 energy renovation of private residential buildings in a mutation. The Constitutional Council ruled “that the legislator had not sufficiently defined the conditions and modalities of achieving that was available to property rights.”

Article 44, which launches a reduction Greenhouse gas emissions in supermarkets, is censored because it provides that the list of the companies to be defined by decree. The legislature has “misunderstood its jurisdiction,” say the Sages.

Finally they rejected Article 83 concerning the composition of the capital of “eco-organizations constituted as society” because of the risk infringement of property rights and rights of partners or shareholders.

The Council has also deemed referred to Article 9, for a procedure censored pattern and censored more title of article 103 concerning the food waste that had, he considers, adopted according to a procedure contrary to the Constitution, known as the funnel.

(Gregory Blachier)


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