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The return of the Grenelle of the environment

More than a year after the highly publicized "Grenelle of the environment", this project of environmental transition returns to the front of the stage with the "draft law Grenelle 2". Redefinition of our energy policy, waste management, pollution reduction, revolution in the building sector, what has become of the fine measures taken in October 2007? Because we are entitled to ask ourselves about the future of our policy on ecology, HandymanDuDimanche invites you to reflect on the "progress of the Grenelle".

The Grenelle, how to use:

Before going into the heart of the matter, let us look at the institutional path of the Grenelle, which is for the moment only a draft bill as there are so many others. After being debated at the Council of State, and adopted in first reading at the National Assembly on October 21, the Grenelle Grenelle 2- must be discussed in Parliament during the first half of 2009. It will then be necessary to wait for the publication of decrees. application so that the set of measures is finally operational (following the next episode).

The outline of the Grenelle 2

The outline of the Grenelle 2

With its 106 articles divided into 22 chapters, the Grenelle 2 is far from the 286 commitments pointed out at the end of 2007. Going to war against energy-intensive buildings, the Grenelle 2 requires energy-saving projects for more than 15 years. between 2012 and 2027. Reduction of waste, reduction of greenhouse gas production, reduction of pesticides, elimination of incandescent light bulbs, ecological bonus / malus or development of public transport are included in this second version of the Grenelle. However, the measures taken and the funds allocated to all these good intentions still remain in the most total wave.

The budget of the Grenelle

While it will cost 440 billion euros between 2009 and 2020 (estimated cost according to an impact study of the monitoring committee of the Grenelle) to carry out the financing of the preliminary draft, we are entitled to ask where the state will find the necessary funds in the context of the current crisis. With an expenditure of 205 billion euros allocated to the building sector alone, it is hoped that the Grenelle revive the machine by creating or keeping the 535,000 jobs promised by the committee.

The forgotten Grenelle

The forgotten Grenelle

If the key points of the bill are announced with great fanfare, we must not forget that many measures, and not least, are simply relegated to oblivion. Arousing fierce controversy, the idea of ​​urban tolls, which work perfectly well in major European cities, has passed the trap. The same applies to the "picnic tax" on disposable products, as does the increase on waste incineration. Far from being exhaustive, this list invites us to reflect on commitments and promises not kept by the "Grenelle".

To make your own idea about the Grenelle, HandymanDuDimanche invites you to consult yourself the official texts.

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