It is an explosive debate in the context of rising fuel prices.
After the presentation of the report by RTE, responsible for the French electricity network - commissioned by the government in 2019, on the country's energy futures, the EELV candidate Yannick Jadot accused the government on Twitter of "manipulation".
RTE had tested a total of six scenarios ranging from all-renewable to 50% nuclear in 2050. And this, to respect carbon neutrality at that date.
Objective that the report aims to achieve with the maintenance of 55% of nuclear power, a less expensive resource than only renewable energies.
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The manipulation of RTE, under pressure from the government, which consists in evacuating its own sobriety scenarios at a time when energy poverty is exploding in our country is shocking
denounced the environmental leader on Monday, pointing to
"a political choice"
"Evacuating your own sobriety scenarios at a time when fuel poverty is exploding in our country is shocking,"
We are at the limit of conspiracy
Faced with these accusations, the presidential majority has stepped up to the plate.
Starting with Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition Tuesday on France Inter.
“I find that completely shameful (...).
We are on the verge of conspiracy.
I find that someone who is running for the presidential election should not react like that,
“laughs the former co-chair of the environmental group in the National Assembly, inviting Yannick Jadot to discuss the substance.
And to specify that this "
report was made by an independent entity (...).
What he is doing is simply because this report challenges his beliefs, is to denounce the messenger, rather than look at the message.
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For his part, government spokesman Gabriel Attal criticized Europe 1 for "
political leaders in a pre-presidential context who are ideologically involved with these subjects
In the light of this report, we cannot explain to the French that we can suddenly exit nuclear or deprive ourselves of renewables, because that is to promise us candlelight in the years to come
", quipped the former deputy (LREM) of Hauts-de-Seine, aiming between the lines the candidate of EELV.
do not agree with findings, including findings formulated by experts or scientists, explain that it is false, that it is manipulation",
he added .
Less than six months before the presidential election, the presidential party, already campaigning on behalf of Emmanuel Macron, is returning blow for blow.
And seizes the controversy.
An electoral campaign does not allow everything and in particular not lies ... In this case, Yannick Jadot is making a big lie
" by evoking an alleged manipulation, launched the general delegate of The Republic on the march.
Despite the introduction of an inflation compensation announced last week by Jean Castex, the government is monitoring the rise in the price of energy as it does on fire.
And this, to avoid any beginning of social discontent.