Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister of Industry in the government of Jean Castex, is appointed Minister of Energy Transition by Emmanuel Macron and Elisabeth Borne, Friday May 20.
Asked about “climate issues” by a young woman, Thursday, May 19 during her first trip, the Prime Minister replied that she wanted to put them “at the heart of all policies”. “Given the march that has to be done, it’s a radical transformation of everything: our way of producing, [of] moving, [of] housing,” she began by saying, arguing that “that’s why the President of the Republic announced that the Prime Minister would be in charge of ecological planning”. “If we want to win this battle, all the choices we make must take this dimension into account,” said Ms. Borne, while the suspense remained over the composition of the government on Thursday evening.
Between the two presidential rounds, on April 16, Emmanuel Macron planned to appoint a prime minister “directly in charge of ecological planning”, who would be supported by two “strong” ministries: a ministry of “energy planning and a ministry “responsible for territorial ecological planning”. Its goal ? Confront the “fight of the century” and “make France the first great nation to get out of gas, oil and coal”, as well as go “twice as fast” in reducing greenhouse gases.
Finally not a candidate for the legislative elections
Ms. Pannier-Runacher was appointed Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, on October 16, 2018, before being promoted to Minister Delegate for Industry on July 6, 2020.
A graduate of the HEC Paris business school in 1995, she graduated from the ENA in 2000, notably alongside her classmates, the secretary general of the Elysée Alexis Kohler or Audrey Azoulay, head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Unesco. After having been a finance inspector, she became director of the office of the director general of the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) then deputy director of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations in 2006.
After hesitating to stand in the legislative elections of June 12 and 19 in Pas-de-Calais, the Minister Delegate for Industry finally gave up. “My commitment will not take the form of a candidacy for the legislative elections, but of a collective that I wish to constitute in the long term, for the mining basin and for its inhabitants”, she said on Twitter on May 7. . His companion Nicolas Bays, former socialist deputy of Pas-de-Calais under the Hollande quinquennium, was invested by the presidential majority candidate for the legislative elections in the 3rd district of Pas-de-Calais, in Lens.