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The Parliamentary Inquiry Committee condemns the “great delay” that lasted 30 years

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France has accumulated thirty years “big delay” In its ability to cover its energy needs, especially electricity, an investigation committee concluded in the National Assembly, calling for a thirty-year program and the revival of nuclear energy.

In a report submitted Thursday, April 7, the outcome of 88 group psychotherapy-like hearings in the heart of a winter marked by inadequate nuclear fleet production, the commission “Aims to identify the reasons for France’s loss of sovereignty and energy independence.” You put what you describe as a trial “slow drift” Based on “Political polarization, often unconscious and irrational” Since the mid-nineties.

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“So we find ourselves today facing an unprecedented wall of energy.”Majority Rapporteur Antoine Armand and his colleague LR Committee Chairman Raphael Schellenberger believe.

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“What our commission of inquiry is changing is recognizing the fundamental nature of energy issues in public debate”According to Raphaël Schellenberger’s press conference, it was estimated that up to 2 million views were reported for some of the auditions. Controversy he also regretted having wrongly monopolized him with one question: for or against nuclear energy.

Experts, scholars, leaders of companies and regulators, senior officials, former ministers and even two former presidents of the republic, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, have been questioned since November 2, more than 150 hours of testing.

Written in a general style, the report makes thirty recommendations, most of them in support of the nuclear revival promoted by the Executive Branch, which is supported by the controversial Nuclear Safety Reorganization. It also campaigns in favor of keeping hydroelectric facilities in the public domain, protected from competition that Brussels has advocated.

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He kept his attacks over the five years for the Netherlands from 2012 to 2017, accused of committing them “It greatly exacerbated the situation.” By planning, in light of the Fukushima accident in 2011, to reduce the nuclear share to 50% of the electricity mix, which implies the announced closure of many power plants. Fessenheim is the only one that closed in 2020.

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However, at the same time, France has lagged behind in solar and wind energy and miscalculated and underestimated its future electricity needs, according to the report.

“Over the past 30 years, our energy mix has ultimately changed little and its vulnerabilities have only increased.”sums up the report, which was welcomed by the Minister of Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher “serious”.

Forecast over 30 years

Over 372 pages, the report refers to Multiple dependencies on imported fossil fuels [gaz et pétrole, NDLR] which has become scarce and will be depleted in a few decades.”.

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He also criticizes Very poor development of demand control methods [consommer moins, NDLR] and renewable thermal energy. Such as wood, geothermal, solar water heaters, heat pumps, pellets, biogas, etc.

Of the thirty proposals on the table, the report recommends one “Climate Energy Programming Act of more than thirty years with climate, energy and industrial targets as well as related means, which will be closely and regularly monitored by Parliament and specialized institutions”.

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He also asks about a “Increased transparency” The best anticipation on the part of the EDF, while the nuclear fleet is weakening due to the phenomenon of corrosion of pipes of some reactors and must pass the stage of fifty years of age.

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“Perhaps one of the strongest suggestions is that we should now continue to take inventory of our mining and get back to exploiting our vaults.”Raphael Schellenberger said.

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“The report gives the impression that after-service as collateral for the energy policy led by Emmanuel Macron since 2017”For her part, environmentalist Julie Lernoz, a member of the committee, criticized it and quoted it in the report.

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