France formalizes its solar target of 44 GW – PV Magazine International


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The French government has published the official decree of the national energy plan, the Multiannual Energy Programming (PPE).

The strategy targets 20.1 GW of renewable energy production capacity in 2023 and 44 GW by 2028.

“To contribute to the achievement of the objectives set out in this article, the indicative timetable for launching tenders for renewable energies until” 2024 “is as follows”, specifies the decree. “For ground photovoltaics, two calls for tenders are planned per year up to 1 GW per period, from the second half of 2019, while for roof solar, three calls for tenders will be launched per year for a maximum of 300 MW per tender. “

The decree also sets other transition objectives towards clean energy, in particular the development of 10 pilot gas conversion projects in 2023 and from 10 to 100 by 2028. Green hydrogen should represent 10% of the hydrogen mix industrial in 2023 and 20. -40% five years later. Electromobility ambitions include 660,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in 2023 and 3 million in 2028; 500,000 and 1.8 million plug-in hybrids on the same dates and 170,000 and 500,000 electric or hybrid vehicles. Heavy vehicles with low emissions are expected to be 21,000 and 65,000 respectively.

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To support the EV revolution, France wants 100,000 public charging stations in 2023 plus 100 public hydrogen refueling points, increasing to 400-1,000 years five years later.

Using 2012 as a reference figure, the strategy aims to reduce natural gas consumption by 10% in three years, to reach 22% in 2028. A reduction of 19% and 34% in oil consumption is linked to the same period and figures for coal are 66% and 80%. In terms of energy efficiency, the objective is to reduce energy consumption compared to the 2012 reference level by 7.5% in 2023 and 16.5% in 2028.

The PPE law was accompanied by the publication of a decree which “defines the carbon budgets which constitute France’s greenhouse gas emission ceiling targets for 2019-2023, 2024-28 and 2029-33, and adopts the revised draft low carbon national strategy, which contains the guidelines for the implementation of the policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “

Carbon budgets for the periods in question have been set at 422, 359 and 300 megatonnes – millions of metric tonnes – of carbon dioxide or equivalent emissions, respectively, excluding emissions from land use and forestry.


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