"Environment the French way": Macron unveils national environmental plan

Emmanuel Macron/ Photo: Blondet Eliot/ABACA / Abaca Press / Profimedia

French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a national environmental plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent and end the use of fossil fuels by 2030.

The Guardian reports that after a meeting with ministers, Macron said an additional 50 billion euros would be invested in the 10-point program, which he called "ecology the French way."

- It is essential that France reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, coal, gasoline and gas, which we no longer produce, but on which we depend, Macron said, adding that the goal is to reduce this dependence from the current 2030 to 60 by 40 XNUMX percent.

The French president indicated that the priority is to completely stop the use of coal for the production of electricity by January 2027.

Macron's environmental plan also includes accelerating the production of electric cars, new projects related to offshore wind farms, the opening of several battery factories in the north of the country, as well as a map that will indicate where natural resources can be found in France, including hydrogen and basic elements for lithium batteries.

In addition, the French Government will invest 700 million euros for the development of the regional railway network.

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