Europe 1 3:51 p.m., October 05, 2022

DOCUMENT EUROPE 1 - This Thursday, the government will unveil its Energy Sobriety Plan in a context marked by the war in Ukraine and rising energy prices.

The executive will establish a series of recommendations intended in particular for communities and which will concern public lighting, hot water or even monuments.

Europe 1 has obtained the sobriety guide which will be distributed to communities. 

Faced with the looming energy crisis, the government is calling on communities to be sober.

This Thursday, he will unveil a series of recommendations to follow in view of the winter that is looming in a context of rising energy prices.

As such, local authorities will have to identify and target excessively energy-intensive buildings, for example, based on invoices or estimates.

Credit: Prime Minister's Office

They will also be encouraged to train agents and appoint sobriety "referent" in each department.

Agents who will have to travel in a motorized vehicle will have to be trained in eco-driving and they will have to limit the maximum driving speed.

Information work will also have to be carried out.

Heating and public lighting 

As for the heating systems, they will have to be regularly checked and the communities will have to ensure that they are used properly.

The government will also order them to regulate the temperature of occupied buildings to 19 degrees.

The heating season of these buildings will have to be reduced.

She would then go from the All Saints holidays until Easter.

The government also recommends cutting off hot water in these buildings, with the exception of schools or health establishments.



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The executive will also recommend turning off street lights between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

The main axes will not be affected.

The monuments will also have to be extinguished, as will the facades of certain buildings.

Signs and store windows are also affected.

Finally, the government enjoins them to prohibit the use of electric heaters.

Mobile radiators, for example, are among the targeted equipment.

The government specifies that these recommendations come from the proposals made by the 215 communities that participated in a working group launched on August 30, 2022.