At Le Havre, Emmanuel Macron denounces Marine Le Pen’s climate program and looks to the left
Visiting the city led by Edouard Philippe, the La République en Marche candidate attacked, on several occasions, his rival climate program. “Getting out of renewable energy is a complete digression, we will be the only country in the world to do so”he protested against France Bleu at noon. “The extreme right strategy of all nukes is unrealistic and, in my eyes, downright insane”he added, visiting the site of Siemens Gamesa, which manufactures offshore wind turbines.
Macron specifically mocked the desire of candidates from the National Rally to dismantle all existing wind farms. “In the M . projectI Le Pen, to my amazement, I did find (…) that we are going to spend hundreds of millions of euros dismantling existing wind turbines, which, I must say, is a use of taxpayer money that questions me.”, he stated. In addition to reviving nuclear power, Emmanuel Macron’s program is to install 50 wind farms at sea, for a total power of 40 GW. He also promised not to open the garden “without consultation”, especially with fishermen.
Ten days before the second round of presidential elections, the presidential candidate then shows his ambition “to convince all voters” – targeting in particular Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Yannick Jadot. Macron, widely criticized for his environmental record by his particular association, wanted to recall Thursday his point of agreement with the left on ecology. “With Mr Jadot’s project, Mr Mélenchon and that goes for Mr.I Hidalgo, we have an agreement that the Paris agreement should be our framework, and the European Green Deal. But the extreme right MI Le Pen has a project to get out of the Paris deal and the European Green Deal”, he criticized. However, during his press conference, the RN candidate said he didn’t want to leave the agreement signed in 2015, telling himself “favorable orientation of this agreement because[elle] want to abandon fossil fuels as much as possible in favor of civilian nuclear energy.”
While, since Sunday evening, Macron had been trying to convince left-wing voters to vote for him, on April 24, he did not rule out accepting proposals from “rebel” or environmentalist candidates. ” I won’t be proposing a Jean-Luc Mélenchon or Yannick Jadot project tomorrow. But if I can add this and that, out of respect, if I find consistency with me, I will”he reassured.
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