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Renewable energies: Assembly vote delayed by electronic failure


After a moment of confusion and a series of attempts at electronic voting with the usual buttons on the desks, President Yaël Bra

“The voting buttons no longer work, so we are waiting to be able to vote with ballots.

2023 is off to a good start…”.

This sigh comes from the Twitter account of the EELV deputy for Hauts-de-Seine, Francesca Pasquini this Tuesday evening, at the Palais-Bourbon.

It must be said that the situation is rather comical… an evening of announcement of the pension reform, what is more.

The voting buttons no longer work, so we're waiting to be able to vote with ballots.

2023 is off to a good start…#DirectAN #RenewableEnergies

— Francesca Pasquini - MP (@FMPasquini) January 10, 2023

The National Assembly was to adopt the renewable energy acceleration bill on Tuesday evening, with the support of the Socialist deputies, but a technical problem is delaying the vote.

After a moment of confusion and a series of attempts at electronic voting with the usual buttons on the desks, President Yaël Braun-Pivet suspended the session in order to organize a ballot by paper ballots.

This will take place from 7:30 p.m. in the rooms adjoining the hemicycle.

Renewable energies: during the vote, @YaelBRAUNPIVET notes a technical problem.

After four unsuccessful attempts, the President of the National Assembly announces that ballots will be printed to ensure the sincerity of the vote.

#DirectAN #ENR

— LCP (@LCP) January 10, 2023

Previously, the holder of the perch had announced the adoption of the text at first reading by 260 votes against 213, but several deputies assured that the system was defective.

This moment of hesitation takes place around a ballot which could be tight, even if the announced support of the socialist group and part of the small independent group Liot gives air to the government.

"This law has been the subject of a real work of dialogue between the different political camps and with the government", estimated the PS deputy Dominique Potier, who claims "major progress" thanks to the 70 amendments of his group.

What relieve the executive who counted the forces present before this solemn ballot which is held shortly after the announcement by Elisabeth Borne of a postponement of the legal retirement age to 64 years.

"Abstention from waiting"

The text on renewable energies “accelerates projects by several years (…) It's a fact.

So either the (left) opposition groups are consistent with their presidential and legislative program (…), or they remain in the political posture and choose the opposition in principle, ”said Energy Transition Minister Agnès Pannier- Runach.

Environmentalists have opted for a "waiting abstention" in order to "put the pressure on".

"We expect better", for example on the deployment of renewables on existing buildings, underlines the head of EELV Marine Tondelier.

The rebellious want to vote against, worrying about “a liberalized market” with a “multitude of over-the-counter contracts”, according to Maxime Laisney.

They criticize the macronists for having "restored a quasi-right of veto for the mayors in an endless procedure", before the installation of onshore wind turbines or solar panels.

Hostile to the bill, the communist Sébastien Jumel called for not making a "gift to the government" on the day of the announcement of the presentation of the pension reform.

The executive quickly understood that the LR deputies would adopt a harder line than their fellow senators.

They dispute “unjustified derogations granted to wind power”, “intermittent energy” and a “salami-slicing” of energy texts.

On the far right, the RN Nicolas Meizonnet castigated the future solar panels and wind turbines "everywhere and as far as the eye can see", a "scandal" which will "massacre landscape and heritage", for "intermittent energies" of "very low yield ".

The Senate, with a right-wing majority, largely supported the text dedicated to renewables in early November.

If the National Assembly in turn gives the green light, a joint commission will bring together deputies and senators, a priori on January 24, to try to establish a compromise text, with a view to final adoption.

A bill dedicated to nuclear power arrives in the Senate on January 17, before the future multi-annual energy program.

Source: leparis

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