[Forward Thinker] The French Minister of Energy Transition Nicolas Hulot launched on July 6th his Climate Plan which outlines the French climate diplomacy. He notably wants to ramp up the renewable energy deployment ; and also declares that the share of hydrogen into the zero emission mobility has been largely underestimated.
Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050
To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, this ambitious roadmap aims at an in-depth reform of our ecological and economical models.
Among the measures announced: a strong withdrawal from the fossil energies, and a reduction in the share of nuclear power in our energy mix; which will de facto help France to reach a 32% share of renewable energy by 2050.
France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040: “The share of hydrogen towards zero emission mobility has been largely underestimated”
With regards to sustainable and clean mobility, Nicolas Hulot aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040. A strong objective which can only be achieved by the ramp up of electric, hybrid and hydrogen mobilities.
Interviewed by the French radio station RTL, the Minister has also declared that from his point of view “the hydrogen part / key role in sustainable mobility has been largely underestimated”, recalling that by land (urban and utility vehicles, bus, lift trucks…), rail (hydrogen trains), sea (hydrogen boats) or by air (hydrogen airplanes, drones): all types of mobility are involved.
The revolution is ongoing!
Read the France Climate Plan (FR): https://www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr/plan-climat-quest-cest
Press release from the Minister: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-france-idUSKBN19R0VZ