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France unveils 55 ‘turnkey’ sites for clean industry

(EurActiv, 18 Apr 2024) On Tuesday 16 April, the French government unveiled the list of the first 55 new sites it is making to host green industries.

The scheme, initially presented in May 2023 by President Macron was confirmed with the passing of the Green Industry law in October 2023. The bill aims to grow industrial activity in France by 2030 while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

To achieve this, the government has initially launched the ’50 Turnkey Sites France 2030′ program, which helps manufacturers interested in investing in France to find land more easily.

But on Tuesday (16 April)  Minister for Ecological Transition  Christophe Béchu and Minister for Industry Roland Lescure,  unveiled 55 sites across France – an increased ambition compared to the original target of 50 sites.

Five sites will be available this year, with the rest coming online between 2025 and 2030. 

However the government at this moment has refused to give any details of which industries will be established on these sites.

“We’re not targeting any particular industry. Emergence will depend on the characteristics of the site, the employment basin in which it is located, etc.” Lescure’s office explained.

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EurActiv, 18 Apr 2024: France unveils 55 ‘turnkey’ sites for clean industry