The managing director of Engie, the chairman and managing director of EDF and the chairman and managing director of TotalEnergies sign a forum in the “JDD”.
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They are ringing the alarm bell. The three main energy suppliers in France call for a reduction in consumption in the face of soaring prices, in a column published in The Sunday newspaper dated June 26. “For months now, the European energy system has been under severe strain and the French energy system has not been spared. Deliveries of Russian gas by pipeline have fallen sharply for some countries, including France”write Catherine MacGregor, CEO of Engie, Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO of EDF, and Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.
According to them, an emergency energy sobriety is essential. “Although on the rise, imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are today still too limited to compensate for these declines” and “controllable electricity production capacities in Europe are also under strain following national choices or for maintenance programs”, they explain. To this are added “weather conditions and drought”which amputate “hydraulic production”.
The soaring energy prices that result from these difficulties threaten our social and political cohesion and have a too heavy impact on the purchasing power of families.Catherine MacGregor, Jean-Bernard Lévy and Patrick Pouyanné
in the “JDD”
“The best energy is the one we don’t consume.they continue. Acting this summer will allow us to be better prepared to tackle next winter and in particular to preserve our gas reserves.”
Engie, EDF and TotalEnergies thus invite individuals and companies to limit “immediately” their “consumption of energy, electricity, gas and petroleum products”.“The effort must be immediate, collective and massive. Every gesture counts. And make no mistake: saving energy means increasing purchasing power and also reducing greenhouse gas emissions “hammer their leaders.