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06.03.2015 14:35
French Senate Votes against Shale Gas
The UMP amendment was rejected in end-February, following numerous protests in the country against shale gas and fracking
AUTHOR: publics.bg

  • The Palais de Luxembourg which houses the French Senate
    © Sergey, flickr.com

The French Senate has once more voted against the research and exploration of shale gas, which several UMP senators tried to put forward during the voting of an energy transition law.

An amendment, proposed by the UMP, stipulated that “the energy potential of France in regard to unconventional hydrocarbons” should be identified, as part of the multiannual energy programme.

The amendment was rejected in end-February, following numerous protests in the country against shale gas and fracking, ouest-france.fr reported.

While the UMO insisted that France research its supposed shale gas reserves, environment and energy minister Ségolène Royal warned against expecting an “underground El Dorado” with shale gas.

“The production sites have left the land fallow, following the bankruptcy of many operating companies which left al their equipment onsite”, Royal said, expressing her support for biomass and wind energy.


TAGS: France | shale gas | law | energy | environment | Segolene Royal | biomass | wind 


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