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Macron and the ‘yellow vests’: The real costs of France's energy transition plan

Will France's grand plan to go green squeeze out the little guy? When President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced his long-awaited energy policy for the decade to come, it was with one eye to the “yellow vests” protest movement. The leaderless anti-fuel tax movement, representing a frustrated white middle class, descended on the capital last Saturday, resulting in violent clashes on the Champs-Élysées. Can Macron restore his connection with the people who’ve been forced out of the cities?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Jimena MORALES-VELASCO.

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