Agence France-PresseSeptember 20, 2013 07:16
France will reduce use of fossil fuels by 30 percent by 2030 as part of a strategy to halve overall energy use by 2050, President Francois Hollande announced on Friday.
"Fossil fuels still account for more than 70 percent of our overall energy use," Hollande Hollande said, as he unveiled a two-day conference on the environment in Paris.
"Therefore I propose that we set a goal of reducing consumption of fossil energy by 30 percent by 2030."
He added: "We can make savings of 20 to 50 billion (euros, or $27 to 67 billion) in our energy bill by 2030."