Announced the 26 last June, the "bonus-malus" measure of the Climat 2004 plan was to tax the most polluting cars and encourage the French to buy less greedy cars. "Let's beat the big quatquats out of our cities! Was the rallying cry of all the media.
It did not take long for the lobbies to call to order naive people who believed in the Kyoto protocol. They did not understand that this is a masquerade, a joke. That it is in fact to find minor measures but which are very expensive to put in full view.
But this error is repaired: the plan that will be presented to Parliament is a small jewel of its kind. Billed 90 million Euro (for the first year), it will allow:
- to put pretty "energy labels" (like the one already on household appliances) on vehicles, homes and air conditioners.
-to promote compliance with the speed limit (but not to lower it to 120 km / h on the motorway as planned).
- to offer a training in soft driving to new drivers (we can imagine the fallout ....).
- to launch a study on the impact of air transport (it eats bread and it occupies).
-to increase the tax credit available to those who opt for economical equipment (which amounts to taking charge of the community instead of seeking to lower costs and increase efficiency).
Conclusion: was to be expected.