The National Assembly has voted for the mandatory installation of solar panels in outdoor car parks of more than 1,500 m².
The outdoor car parks of more than 1,500 m² will soon have to equip yourself with photovoltaic panels. The deputies of the National Assembly have indeed voted for the obligation for these infrastructures to be equipped with shade houses capable of producing electricitythanks to the power of the sun.
This measure was adopted by 42 votes against 6. The debates were marked by many compromises. Thus, the government relied on an initial threshold of 2,500 m². The ecologist and rebellious deputies defended, them, a threshold of 500 m² only.
The senators, for their part, had retained slot count logic. They were counting on a minimum of 80 places for this obligation. This before the residents of the National Assembly restore a criterion expressed in m². And that they do not cut the pear in half, retaining, with the support of certain macronists, 1,500 m² as a threshold for applying this measure.
20,000 to 40,000 euros fine, depending on the size of the car park
Parking managers will have to apply this measure, under penalty of heavy penalties. An LFI amendment has indeed doubled the penalties. These are fixed at 20,000 euros and 40,000 euros depending on the size of the car park. An amendment adopted with the support of the government.
Sanctions, initially optional, will eventually be systematic, following a vote. Non-compliance with the obligation will therefore be costly. MEPs also voted on amendments reducing the scope of derogations. These provide opportunities « d’adaptation » rather than “exemption”. Ecologists were behind it.
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