Investing

France to double solar capacity with 'delicious' plan for parking panels

Ooh la-la! The French have a delicious solar plan for le parking!

My daughter and I both love a small French pickle called a cornichon. So much so that I order them in bulk — 12 jars on a cardboard tray. Boy, are they tasty!

Adding in a small way to the joy is that the jars come with a plastic contraption that, as the pickles are eaten, can be pulled up so you don’t have to fish around at the bottom of the container for the tiny treats. It’s so neat!

OK, so the French can be annoying with their bureaucracy and sluggish ways, but they sure do come up with some good stuff sometimes (including, of course, the food and wine). Latest evidence: a new rule that will require all large parking lots to be covered by solar panels.

The legislation, just approved by the French senate, requires the panels in existing and new car parks with space for at least 80 vehicles, with the owners of car parks with between 80 and 400 spaces having five years to comply…

Subscribe to Callaway Climate Insights to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.