Elected officials at the heart of the law to accelerate renewable energy production

Lola Morvan

The law to accelerate the production of renewable energies (EnR), definitely adopted on 7 February 2023 by the Senate, aims to Reducing France's delay with regard to European energy transition objectives. As a reminder, in 2020, France was the only EU country not to have reached the objective of 23% of renewable energies in its gross final energy consumption.

Les local authorities have a central role in the administrative validation circuit for renewable energy projects in France. That is why the main measures of this new law concern them directly. He draws a global territorial planning system of the deployment of renewable energies and allocates a new area of responsibility to local authorities.

First of all, the mayors, then the EPCIs in collaboration with energy departments and unions, and finally the regional energy committees, will have the responsibility for defining acceleration zones where the deployment of renewable energy production facilities will be facilitated. It is on this condition that they will be able to define sectors of exclusion.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, ©AFP

We are committed to putting communities back in the driver's seat. For the first time, we are creating a planning system that puts local elected officials at the center of the game, bringing them together to deal concretely with the issue of installing renewable energy projects in their territories so that they are better accepted and take ownership of them. On the other hand, if local authorities do not offer acceleration zones, they will not be able to impose exclusion zones.

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Local elected officials have an interest in quickly saying where they want wind turbines, photovoltaic panels or hydrogen power plants. If not, the market may decide for them.

For energy companies who are developing their business in France, so it is It is strategic to listen carefully to what elected officials say in the coming weeks. And this is precisely what our technology allows: to capture in administrative publications and the local press every expression of interest or distrust of elected officials in renewable energies, and to send this content to our users.

Because it is humanly impossible to have eyes and ears in each municipality within its area of responsibility, the territorial project developers use our software to be one step ahead of understanding the needs of their territories.

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Examples of documents uploaded in recent weeks by our Goodwill intelligence software

  • City council report Mentioning renewable energies

  • Modifications of urban planning documents impacting the deployment of renewable energy projects (PLU, PLui, PLuiH, PCAET, SCOT,...)

  • Articles local press relaying a clear desire to accelerate renewable energies in a region

In summary

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