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If the head of state insists on the "need to act quickly", he is not very precise in his proposals on the ecological transition.

From Stéphane Foucart and Rémi Barroux Posted today at 11.27 am, updated at 11.35 am

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This is one of the four themes of the major national debate, but also the starting point of the rage of the & nbsp; yellow vests & # 39 ;, with the refusal of the increase in carbon tax. The ecological transition will therefore be (re) discussed by the French, because that is certainly the President of the Republic "Essential for our future". "I still think that the depletion of natural resources and climate change force us to reconsider our development model", writes Emmanuel Macron. A delicate theme that could have caused the rage of recent weeks: the FNSEA agricultural union quickly asked us to return to the ban on glyphosate, just as the CGT asked the question about a "Moratorium" on the closure of planned coal-fired power stations by 2022. Delicate also in view of the success of the petition "The case of the century", which proposes with two million signatures in mid-January to bring a lawsuit to the French authorities to do nothing in the fight against the greenhouse effect.

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If he insists "Must act quickly"the head of state is not very precise about the issues to be dealt with, much less than for other topics that are being discussed, such as citizenship, for example. About the financing of the ecological transition, he is happy to mention the tax, taxes without explicitly mentioning the carbon tax. So that the emergence of this tax – one of the promises of Emmanuel Macron – resumes its course, it must be reintroduced in the next financing law for 2020, because it has been removed from 2019.

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In an interview world On 10 January Emmanuelle Wargon, State Secretary at the transition of the Minister of Ecological and Solidarity, said that this depended on the big debate. "The increase in carbon tax can not be resumed in 2020 if there is no consensus about it. (…) Is there a tax on fossil fuels? If so, under which conditions is this acceptable? " She asked. In his mail, Emmanuel Macron also does not quote, which appeared in some of the "yellow vests" protests, the lack of transparency about the allocation of the proceeds of these taxes.

With regard to issues such as transport, heating or food, the head of state mentions local solutions without further details. In what way can the replacement of old cars and boilers be "Accessible to everyone"? with "Easier and more accessible solutions". The prime minister announced in November that the premium would be increased to 4,000 or 5,000 euros in the case of the purchase of an electric vehicle.