The law provides for the closure of the last four coal-fired power plants by 2022 and zeroing carbon emissions by 2050.
“The overwhelming majority of the National Assembly passed a draft law on energy and climate! Carbon neutrality, the cessation (use) of coal, the use of renewable energy sources...”, said the Minister of Ecology of France, François de Rouge, who is an active supporter of the theory of “global warming”.
France also intends to reduce energy consumption from fossil fuels by 40% by 2030 and to reduce the share of nuclear energy for electricity production by 50% by 2035, such actions are provided for in the draft law.
In July, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the European Union intends to replace coal-fired power plants in favor of “massive use of gas” in the energy sector.
Earlier it was reported that the UK lived a week without coal generation for the first time since 1882.