“In one year, gas prices have been multiplied on the market by 5 or 6 and those of electricity have reached unprecedented levels”: said President Emmanuel Macron, Tuesday, September 6, after a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. For several weeks, European leaders have been on the alert to prepare for a winter without Russian gas.
Last week, the chief executive even ordered his government to prepare a “worst-case scenario”, that of a cold winter, plagued by cuts.
For now, France has already gone from “50% to 9% Russian gas”. One of the priorities of the government: to organize French production, to further reduce this dependence. With, however, at heart to control prices to prevent private bills from rising even further.
In such a climate, companies and politicians therefore have only one word in their mouths: energy “sobriety”. Concretely, we will have to save energy, by all means, and households will have to get their hands dirty.
Emmanuel Macron added that with such a strategy, France could save 10% of its energy consumption.
Arguing that “the best energy is the one we do not consume”, the Head of State urged the French not to set the heating above 19°C this winter…
In 1973, faced with an unprecedented energy crisis, the government decided to impose a similar restriction on households in France.
Could it be the same in a few weeks? Nothing is excluded. Closure of certain places, freezing of temperatures… In our slideshow, discover the 7 consequences that this crisis of a whole new magnitude could have this winter in our country.