Energy sobriety plan: will the French follow the recommendations?

The executive unveiled on Thursday its energy sobriety plan, with the stated objective of spending the winter without gas or electricity cuts. Heating, carpooling, aid for the renovation of public buildings, public lighting… The government is aiming for a 10% reduction in energy consumption in France. “Everyone must act according to their abilities”insisted Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne.

Are the French ready to make concessions? Without planned controls or sanctions, will Emmanuel Macron’s voluntarism be enough? And if the 10% target is not reached, what should we expect?

Florent Rodo and Jean-Marie Colombani, director of, talk about it with their guests Carole Barjon, political columnist and senior reporter at L’Obs, and Bruno Jeudy, political columnist, in the France 24 program “Politique”, in partnership with Slate.

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