Budget: the Senate gives the green light to a very limited use of frying oil as fuel

A tiny green light. The Senate confirmed the legalization of frying oil used as fuel, but drastically limiting its possibilities of use.

The legalization of the use of used cooking oils as fuel was a proposal by Green MPs adopted by the government in the version of the draft budget submitted to 49.3.

It had been adopted for the first time by the National Assembly last July in the “purchasing power” bill. But the senators had substituted a simple request for a report, finally rejected as “legislative rider” by the Constitutional Council.

The position of the Senate has therefore evolved, since it no longer opposes the measure. However, it confines its use only to “captive fleets”, that is to say vehicles belonging to a company or a community, which gets its fuel from the same dedicated pump.

The government issues an “unfavorable” opinion

“You should know that today the rates of pollution, of emissions into the atmosphere, are still too high”, indicated the general rapporteur of the budget Jean-François Husson (LR).

Experimentation on captive fleets should make it possible “to progress, since there is both monitoring, fuels, settings and manufacturers who are around this device”. The provision did not give rise to any debate in the hemicycle but the government issued an “unfavorable” opinion on the restriction proposed by the general rapporteur.

The Senate had previously increased from 300 to 500 euros the ceiling of the tax credit for installation by an individual, a self-employed person or an individual entrepreneur, of a charging system for electric vehicles.

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