TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie call for an immediate effort
“The effort must be immediate, collective and massive. Every gesture counts”, indicate in a joint forum published by the Journal du Dimanche, Patrick Pouyanné (TotalEnergies), Jean-Bernard Levy (EDF) and Catherine MacGregor (Engie).
To justify their remarks, the leaders invoke all at once – a misfortune that never comes alone – the difficulties of gas supply linked to the consequences of the war in Ukraine, “tensions” on the controllable electricity production capacity in Europe , and “cut” hydraulic production due to the drought. Which turns out to be induced by climate change, due in part to the pollution generated by the products marketed by these three major groups, “by the way”.
Threat to social and political cohesion
“The soaring energy prices resulting from these difficulties threaten our social and political cohesion and have a too heavy impact on the purchasing power of families” note the three leaders.
“The best energy is the one we don’t consume”
“The best energy remains that which we do not consume” underline the authors of the forum who call for “awareness and collective and individual action so that each of us – each consumer, each company – changes his behavior and limit immediately its consumption of energy, electricity, gas and petroleum products”.
They want the launch of a “major energy efficiency program” and a “national waste hunt”. “Acting this summer will allow us to be better prepared to tackle next winter and in particular to preserve our gas reserves”, believe the three leaders. “Responsible industrial players, our three groups are committed to actively collaborating” indicate the bosses of the three groups.
Our opinion, by leblogauto.com
Words that augur a difficult winter…. Still, the transition to electric vehicles will not help the situation … only increasing the need for electrical energy. Will we soon have to choose between driving or heating?
As for oil, such a discourse points to the risk of a shortage.
Anyway, these three leaders – even the government? – will most certainly be able to recall their warning in the event of a major supply crisis. History of placing the blame on the consumers that we are, thus trying to limit social crises?
Significant shortages of gas and oil to be expected this winter? The leaders of the three French groups in the energy sector – TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie – together called on Sunday for the French to “immediately” reduce their consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas in the face of the risk of shortages and soaring prices. which threaten “social cohesion” next winter.