After the winter wind comes the spring sun. Sébastien Lecornu continues his season studying renewable energy sectors. The State Secretary for the Ecological Transition announced the launch of a new working group on solar energy two months after the report of a group on the development of the wind industry. " I will launch a working group on the subject to identify the available land, to engage in self-consumption, to think about the thermo-solar" he declared on CNews .
Rather referred to as "solar thermal", this renewable energy also uses solar panels: in photovoltaic electricity production and solar thermal that of heat. Mr. Lecornu also deplored that in the south of France " we still heat water in the middle of August from fossil energy rather than from the sun."
Efforts to do
"There are also things to do in Overseas" he added. This is not to say: France's energy balance for 2016, dated March 2018, states that "the energy supply of the French overseas departments is largely based on imports of fossil oil). " In metropolitan France, the production of solar energy (photovoltaic + thermal) amounts to 904,200 tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) in 2016. That of DOM is 8 times smaller (103,500 toe).
At the end of the year 2017, was abandoned the idea of reducing by 50% the share of nuclear power in French electricity production by 2025. It has multiplied since the working groups to develop different renewable energies. " The challenge is to release these energies, which is what we did first with onshore wind, which is what we continue to do with methanation ( …), this is what we are doing tomorrow too with photovoltaics, which is an absolutely major interest "insisted the Secretary of State.
The Ministry of Ecological Transition observes especially the horizon 2030 which is not yet in good shape. Indeed, the law on the energy transition provides a share of 23% of renewable energy in consumption in 2020 and 32% in 2030. In 2016, it amounted to only 15.7% . The law also aims to reduce 40% of greenhouse gases in 2030 compared to 1990. It is certain that to achieve its objectives, it will not brew the wind.
Ton oil equivalent :
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