France-Macron Presents an Investment Plan for 2030 on Tuesday to Include Hydrogen

By October 11, 2021 2   min read  (291 words)

October 11, 2021 |

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PARIS, October 11 (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron will present on Tuesday an investment plan of several tens of billions of euros intended to focus on sectors of the future while taking into account the ecological transition, with the aim of promoting independence industrial sector in France by 2030.

This device, which would be at least 30 billion euros according to the order of magnitude hitherto mentioned by the government, should make it possible to create new industrial sectors.

The Head of State will speak at 10:00 am at the Elysee Palace in the presence of Prime Minister Jean Castex and the ministers concerned by this project combined with the future, six months from a presidential election in which the outgoing president is not still officially a candidate.

In a video presented to French Tech start-ups gathered by BPI France last Thursday at the Ministry of the Economy, Emmanuel Macron defended the idea of ​​”building the technological players of tomorrow” in sectors such as digital, hydrogen, batteries, space, health and culture.

“I often hear opposing the ‘start-up nation’ and industrial France (…) French reindustrialisation will also pass, and perhaps especially in certain areas, through start-ups,” he also said. Explain.

In its announcement note for Tuesday’s speech, the Elysee writes that “this plan aims to allow France to find its way back to its environmental, industrial, technological, health and cultural independence and to position itself as leading players in these sectors “.

Among the ideas on the table are the financing of small nuclear reactors SMR (“small modular reactors”, easier to build than large power plants) and the development of hydrogen. (Report Elizabeth Pineau, with the contribution of Leigh Thomas, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot)

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