Ecophyto plan on pause, rise in gas prices, SUV parking in Paris…8:30 a.m. franceinfo by Yannick Jadot

The environmentalist senator from Paris was the guest on 8:30 a.m. franceinfo on Monday February 5, 2024.



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Yannick Jadot was the guest on 8:30 a.m. franceinfo on February 5, 2024 ((FRANCEINFO / RADIOFRANCE))

Yannick Jadot, the environmentalist senator from Paris, was the guest on 8:30 a.m. franceinfo on Monday February 5, 2024. Ecophyto plan on pause, rise in gas prices, parking of SUVs in Paris, he answered questions from Salhia Brakhlia and Jérôme Chapuis.

Gas prices: “Increasing the price of gas in an indiscriminate manner is a social mistake”

After electricity, it is now the turn of gas. On July 1, the gas bill will increase again from 5.5% to 10.4% for the French, the Energy Regulatory Commission and the network manager GRDF announced on Friday. “Raising the price of gas like the price of electricity for all consumers in an indiscriminate manner is a social mistake. We must put social aspects back into our energy policy, reacts on franceinfo Yannick Jadot, who affirms that the energy check, put in place by the government, is not enough.

There was a social electricity tariff at one time and it worked very well, explains the environmentalist senator from Paris. This is what needs to be reinstalled with the criteria of the first kilowatt hours, the first cubic meters of water, the first cubic meters of gas are cheaper and the more you increase consumption, the more expensive it is.

Ecophyto Plan: what the government is doing “is criminal”

Asked about the pause of the Ecophyto plan decided by the government to respond to the farmers’ movement, the former candidate for the 2022 presidential election very strongly denounced this executive decision. “From a public health perspective, this is criminalsaid Yannick Jadot. When we have the decision of health authorities which say that pesticides cause cancer, which say that pesticides generate problems of malformations, development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s. Well, political responsibility is to do everything to get out of it », declared the senator from Paris, explaining that it was necessary to support farmers at the same time.

Vote on SUVs: it is not up to the “automotive lobby” to “decide on our modes of transport”

The City of Paris organized a vote on Sunday “on the place of the heaviest, bulky and polluting SUVs in the capital“Approximately 1.3 million Parisian voters registered on the electoral lists were invited to vote.”for or against the creation of a specific rate for parking” of these vehicles. A little more than 78,000 went to the polls, or 5.68% of voters. Among them, 54.55% voted for. “C‘is very good“, rejoices Yannick Jadot on franceinfo.

The pro-SUVs have mobilized, those who think that they take up too much space, that they are too big, that they are too polluting have won and that is very good“, continues the senator from Paris, who welcomes the decision of the city of Paris. “Everyone acts at their own level, when governments do not do the job vis-à-vis the automobile lobby. They have allowed SUVs to develop which are essentially social demonstrations rather than responses to the legitimate mobility needs of French people.“, argues Yannick Jadot.

This decision will be applied from September 1, after a vote in the Paris Council, specifies the municipality.

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