France to cut fossil fuels by 30% by 2030: Hollande

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, September 20, 2013 7:27 EDT
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Francois Hollande gives a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday. (AFP)
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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.

“I propose that we set a goal of reducing consumption of fossil energy by 30 percent by 2030,” Hollande said at a national conference on the environment in Paris.

“We can make savings of 20 to 50 billion (euros, or $27 to 67 billion) in our energy bill by 2030,” he said.

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