energy savings

France unveils sweeping energy savings plan to avoid shortages

France — Link

Plan covers everywhere from public administrations and residential buildings, to shopping malls, stadiums and spas in a bid to avoid energy shortages this winter.

The French government's irresponsible dithering over energy crisis

Économie et social — Opinion

A number of European governments introduced detailed energy conservation plans in the spring to tackle the energy crisis. In contrast, the French government has been happy simply to talk about the need for 'restraint' combined with vague calls for people to cut energy use, argues Martine Orange in this op-ed article. She says it has now taken the country's electricity grid operator RTE to spell out just how urgent the situation is.