The Minister for Energy Transition, Agnés Pannier-Runacher, asserted this Sunday that the French Government is working on a new cap on the rise in the price of electricity for all consumers in 2023 -in 2022 the maximum has been 4%-, although it did not give clues about the new range.
“The Government has taken its responsibilities to cushion the rise in the price of electricity, without the mechanism that we put in place the increase would not have been 4%, but 40. Our initiative will be the same next year (2023), “he said in an interview on RTL radio.
Pannier-Runacher said that “in the next few days” there will be news about the new top and said that this measure will be done in concert with the Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, and the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne.
The minister pointed out, however, that thisprice limit will be offset by new revenue to maintain the 2023 deficit target of 5% of GDP.
He also spoke of the close to half of the 56 French nuclear reactors that are currently not operational for maintenance reasons and he trusted that the majority will reopen so that there is no lack of electricity in the coming winter.
“Every week we meet with EDF [la eléctrica operadora de las centrales] to find out if there has been any progress,” he said.
At the European level, Pannier-Runacher announced that the European Commission is working to present proposals to the Member States, including a tax on energy and a cap on the cost of gas.
“We are in favor of asking the producers for a contribution because, for the majority, its production costs have practically not changed, but the price at which they sell it haswhich has been fired,” said the minister, who did not go into more detail about how to carry out this possible tribute.
Regarding the controversy over the most polluting trips by plane for professional soccer players – the PSG coach joked about going in a sailing cart – Pannier-Runacher said that the Government is preparing a plan for elite athletes to save emissions in a 10% during your trips, opting for cleaner means such as the train.