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Roland Lescure, at Matignon, in Paris, September 19, 2023.

Minister for Industry within the authorities of Elisabeth Borne, Roland Lescure stays within the authorities of Gabriel Attal and even positive aspects rank within the course of, by recovering the power portfolio, all underneath the tutelage of Bruno Le Mayor, super-minister of the economic system, finance and industrial and digital sovereignty. This is without doubt one of the political originalities of the reshuffle that befell in January: the passage of power into the fold of the economic system and business, in Bercy.

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A throwback of round fifteen years denounced by quite a few environmental associations, who concern that this alternative actually alerts the prevalence of nuclear energy in French power coverage to the detriment of renewable energies. “France Renouvelables does not dare to believe that this reorganization marks a lack of ambition and an absence of direction on the questions of planning the exit from fossil fuels, electrification of uses, reindustrialization and acceleration of the deployment of renewable energies , in particular for photovoltaic solar and wind power »reacted, Friday February 9 in the morning, the association, in a press release all in euphemisms.

In the office of the new delegate minister, we assure on the contrary that “the union of industry and energy aims to transform the entire French productive industrial system in the service of the energy and ecological transition”. In reality, the Ministry of Industry and Energy ought to share widespread administrations with the Ministry of Ecological Transition headed by Christophe Béchu, specifically the General Directorate of Energy and Climate, the Directorate of Management and water sources planning, in addition to joint supervision of the Ecological Transition Agency.

Transfer of energy canceled on the final minute

Until January, power had benefited from a full-fledged ministry, devoted to “energy transition”, led by Agnès Pannier-Runacher, who was disembarked in the course of the appointment of the Attal authorities and drafted in, Thursday February 8, as Minister Delegate for Agriculture underneath Marc Fesneau. An indication amongst others of this variation, Roland Lescure will occupy his new place in his Parisian workplaces of the Ministry of the Economy, on the banks of the Seine, in Bercy, and never within the Hôtel de Roquelaure, situated on Boulevard Saint-Germain, which till now housed the Ministry of Energy Transition.

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