Jacques Serais / Photo credit: MAGALI COHEN / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP 19:10 pm, September 27, 2023

As of January 1, 2025, the most energy-intensive housing, classified G+, can no longer be offered for rent. In an interview with the "Parisian" Tuesday evening, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, said he was in favor of a postponement of the calendar... Before backtracking on Wednesday.

In less than 24 hours, Bruno Le Maire changed his mind. Tuesday evening, in an interview with Le Parisien, the Minister of the Economy said this, about the most energy-intensive housing, which can no longer be rented from January 1, 2025: "We must be very pragmatic and see if we can shift the calendars. Personally, I am very much in favour of it, especially for condominiums."

"No question of changing the calendar"

However, a few hours later, in front of microphones and cameras, the speech had changed significantly: "There is no question of changing the timetable as it has been determined. Everyone knows that the ban on renting so-called G+ strainers is already underway, but everyone also knows that it poses a number of problems for condominiums," he says now. Before questioning the relevance of the DPE classification (energy performance diagnosis) which could be, according to him, "reconsidered, restudied to see if these are really the right figures, the right evaluations".


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It is therefore no longer a question of reviewing the timetable, but rather of reviewing certain criteria. A backpedaling without seeming to withdraw for Bruno Le Maire. Last week, Elisabeth Borne did the same after launching the idea of reselling fuel at a loss in petrol stations. An aborted proposal, which, as for Bruno Le Maire, had only one merit: to create confusion.