“The energy sobriety plan has worked, including in very small businesses”, A. Pannier-Runacher

Since the threats of power cuts began to hang over France in the fall of 2022, the principle of energy savings seems to have been integrated by households, businesses and communities. Agnès Pannier-Runacher, the Minister for Energy Transition at the helm of the energy sobriety strategy launched with great fanfare last October, had initiated various working groups from the summer of 2022 to work on the implementation of sobriety measures with the main players concerned: representatives of the housing world, companies, establishments open to the public…

As a reminder, the energy sobriety strategy had been able to aim to reduce by 10 % energy consumption by the end of 2024, before a repeat larger reduction of 40% by 2050 Assessment: French gas and electricity consumption fell by 12% between October and December 2022 But while winter is coming to an end and that the risks of “load shedding” are clearly fading, the Government claims to continue the “mobilization” by launching at the start of 2023 kid ” act 2″

A new burst of meetings is thus organized put take stock of the progress of the strategy. This February 23, it was therefore the trip of the working group called “Companies and organization of work” to meet around Agnès Pannier-Runacher and her colleague in charge of Labor, Olivier Dussopt. The however: “display the monitoring indicators, remove any obstacles and see how to go further repetition” , underlines the Roquelaure hotel.

Trade unions, employers, professional federations, companies and public actors were around the table, like the Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CPME, do not is a member of the French Building Federation – FFB), of the Saint-Gobain group , France Gaz, the French Electricity Union (UFE), RTE (Electricity Transportation Network), the Federation of Energy and Environmental Services (Fedene), the Ademe(Agency of the ecological shift) or repetition of the Union of local businesses (U2P, do not is a member of the Confederation of crafts and small businesses of the building – Capeb).

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At the end of the meeting, Agnès Pannier-Runacher responded to questions from Batiactu According to her, progress in terms of energy sobriety is notable among professionals. ” The report shows that the energy sobriety strategy has worked, including in very small, medium and large companies. There has clearly been a mobilization at the level of buildings, premises: it is obviously the first field of decreasing energy consumption”, she explained, referring in particular to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning(HVAC ).

Energy sobriety therefore seems to have been implemented for all sizes of business, even if the smallest probably need more support than the larger ones. “We ask large groups to set an example”, said the minister. Put craftsmen and VSEs-SMEs, ” the concern will be that of support, that is to say quickly give the first gestures which make it possible to save energy, application that allows you to know exactly your consumption”

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