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On Tuesday 03 March 2015, the law on energy transition is adopted by the Senate. The text thus validated is however significantly different from its initial project. Back on these transformations wanted by the upper house of Parliament.

The law on the energy transition adopted by the senate

The law on the energy transition adopted by the senate

Energy transition: the main changes made by the senate

Before being adopted by the Senate, the bill on the energy transition will have undergone some changes, focusing mainly on its nuclear and energy objectives.

Objectives of the initial project of the law on the energy transition Changes made before adoption of the bill by the Senate
Reduction by 2025 of 50% to 75% of nuclear electricity.Maintaining the goal of a 50% electric mix, but the deadline to 2025 is removed without specifying a new date.
Capping at 63.2 GW of the nuclear power plant (current power).The ceiling is raised to 64.85 GW in order to allow the commissioning of the EPR (European pressurized reactor) by 2017, while keeping the 58 reactors already present.
Decrease in global energy consumption, increased to 20% in 2030.Objective deleted from the text of the law.
Decrease of 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030.
Emissions divided by four in 2050.
Maintain this goal.

New law on energy transition and renovation of buildings

Given the various changes made to the bill, we realize that the Senate wishes accelerate the energy renovation of the housing stock French.

  • To this end, and concerning only rental housing from the private housing stock, whose annual energy consumption (primary energy) remains greater than 330 kwh / m², the renovation deadline initially set at 2030 is reduced to 2020.
  • Senators have also enriched the bill, by inserting a specific article that makes it progressively renovation of old housing in case of sale. A measure applicable from 2030 which will then take into account the energy performance of the buildings concerned.
  • The Senate supports the original bill as the introduction of a digital notebook monitoring buildings. In addition, it wishes to allow mayors to derogate from the urban planning rules, to allow the insulation of buildings from the outside and to promote the use of bio-sourced materialss.

Note: for clarification, even if the Senate voted the law according to its criteria, the final vote of the text that will finally be implemented is still to be debated between the senators and the deputies.
Article written March 5, 2015, the information is likely to avolute.

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