Accelerated development of biofuels

Renewable energies for fuels:

François Loos is delighted with the acceleration of the development of biofuels decided by the Prime Minister, an acceleration that he himself has called for since his arrival at the Ministry. The Minister specifies that all means will be implemented to achieve the new targets for the incorporation of biofuels of 5,75% by 2008, 7% by 2010 and 10% by 2015, by activating all of the following levers:

- tax approval of existing and new production capacities, in order to allow projects to see the light of day with sufficient financial profitability, so that the quantities of biofuels are available on the markets,

- in particular calls for tenders for 1 tonnes will be launched before the end of 800 to meet the target of 000% by 2005,

- research, within the sectors, for the most promising products by integrating in particular the technological evolutions expected in the medium term,

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- the optimization of the tax system to support the development of biofuels following the work of the interministerial expertise mission.

On all of these subjects, François Loos works together with Dominique Bussereau, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Renewable energies for heat and electricity:

For François Loos: “the Government will implement all the necessary means to achieve the ambitious objectives set by the law of July 13, 2005 on energy and in particular the objectives in terms of energy savings and diversification of sources of energy. energy. It is for France to pass by 2010:

• From 11 Mtep to 16,5Mtep for renewable heat;
• From 0,4Mtep to 3,5 Mtep for renewable fuels;
• From 14% to 21% for renewable electricity, ie an additional 3Mtep. "

In this context, François Loos underlines that “the use of biomass for energy purposes makes it possible to reduce our dependence on oil while combating the greenhouse effect. We can make biofuels but also electricity or heat ”. He indicates that he will launch without delay a new call for tenders for the production of electricity from biomass up to 300MW. He recalled that the Prime Minister decided on September 1 to increase the tax credit for renewable energy production equipment in homes to 50%. “At the current fuel price, certain renewable energies are becoming not only ecological but also economical. This is particularly true of the production of heat by wood. "

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