Find out the basics about the news from March 26 to April 1 on topics that affect local government engineers and technicians: environment, waste, transport …
microclimate – The last one Global Assessment of Climate Action, published by Climate Chance, further emphasizes the important role of local authorities in favor of the climate. The text therefore states that municipalities “have generally achieved their 2020 emission reduction targets”. Among the many actions and initiatives developed and implemented at local level, the report emphasizes the explosion of contracts with renewable energy producers, diversification of modes of transport (especially cycling policy development), the proliferation of electric and hybrid buses or the number of ecological spaces and urban vegetation .
Sort by panel – While Article L.541-21-1 of the Environment Act provides that bio-waste that has been sorted at source must not be mixed with other waste, a regulation issued magazine environment, has a few exceptions. They concern compostable and biodegradable waste such as paper-cardboard collection bags, coffee filters and their contents, tea bags or even bio-waste such as wilted flowers, hair or animal hair. And if bio-waste collection is optional, each community is free to define the waste it may or may not accept.
Under the sun – Based on technology that geolocates buildings and identifies modules present on roofs, the NamR start-up has published a ranking of cities that are best equipped with photovoltaic panels for 2020. According to the site Green space, the villages in the south of France are unsurprisingly best equipped with Hyères, Perpignan and Pessac in the top three. The first is a city with more than 50,000 inhabitants with the largest share of panels in relation to the total roof area. The study also presents the best equipped regions with New Aquitaine (2753 MW of connected capacity), Occitanie (2160 MW) and Paca (1436 MW) [lire aussi notre article].
Long live sports – The banking group BPCE published on its websitea survey on the role of local authorities in financing sport [lire aussi notre article]. Thus, they appear to be indeed the “leading financiers of sport in France” (estimated at € 12.5 billion per year, mainly for the construction and management of sports facilities) and for the municipalities to be at the forefront. Another point of the study is the crucial role of intercoms, which allow you to take control of the most expensive equipment (swimming pools, etc.). And if the study emphasizes that there is still work to be done, as the needs are numerous, it notes that 57% of the facilities have been commissioned or refurbished since 1995. [lire aussi notre article].
Green City – Article from Echoes emphasizes the green ambitions of the Dijon metropolitan area [lire aussi notre article]. To drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the agglomeration has a local hydrogen production project to supply a fleet of 120 buses and 42 refuse collection vehicles. Another project: to build positive energy neighborhoods equipped with photovoltaic panels for own consumption.
Biofuel – The Crit’Air 1 sticker is now eligible for a new type of vehicle: vehicles running exclusively on the B100. As explained Agricultural France, this biofuel is made from 100% French rapeseed and this measure is enjoyed by the vegetable oils and protein sector. These vehicles are designed for professional fleets of heavy vehicles (buses, dump trucks, trucks, etc.) and will therefore be able to drive in ZFE.
Detour – 20 minutes wonders: has the Great Western Bypass of Strasbourg, open since December, improved air quality? If road traffic in the Alsatian capital is reduced, air quality indices will remain deteriorating. However, Atmo Grand Est estimates that it will take at least 6 months to assess, as NO2 and PM10 pollutants can vary depending on many factors (weather …).
In Calvados, work has allowed the dry pond to become a wetland again [Le Parisien] ;
Moselle transport services and companies lack bus drivers [Le Républicain Lorrain] ;
After barges and restaurants, Rhône will host a floating theater [Actu.fr].
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