Decisions in the Serres d’Auteuil or Samaritaine cases raised the fear that the use of heritage protection associations in the Council of State – an institution where there is no equivalent in other democratic countries – is certainly doomed to failure. Fortunately, common sense and legislation seem to triumph for a while in a much-discussed case, but we had not really been treated in The Tribune of Art (except here) to be able to investigate early enough: the construction of Beynac’s derivation, in the Périgord. In fact, in a judgment of 28 December 2018, the Conseil d’État considered that this project was not responding to a compelling reason of overriding public interest, it seems likely that in the state of the investigation serious doubts would arise as to the legality of the contested decree “and therefore decided that the decree of the prefect of the Dordogne of 29 January 2018, authorizing the works, was suspended.
After the suspension of the work of this deviation by the Council of State on Friday, the initiator, Germinal Peiro, confirms that it will continue the legal battle. The history of the case shows that he has often made a personal history.
David Smeulders. Professor TU Eindhoven: ‘Now from the gas only leads to more CO2 emissions’
EINDHOVEN – The Netherlands ; If we now stop using natural gas, CO2 emissions will only increase, says TU / e professor David Smeulders. Incomprehension and miscalculation. They are words that regularly fall into a conversation with David Smeulders about the haste the government wants the households of the gas to have and the apparent arguments that are used for that. The TU / e Professor of Mechanical Engineering is providing a ‘second Betuwe line’. According to Smeulders, the climate agenda is dominated by people who are insufficiently familiar with the subject matter and have failed to call in experts. “Innovation is underexposed and that is bad news for our region”.