The rising price of electricity causes sparks

Saturday, the electricity rates will experience a heat stroke: + 5.9 per cent. A perspective that gives some cold sweats. No one has forgotten that this is the

The rising price of electricity causes sparks

Saturday, the electricity rates will experience a heat stroke: + 5.9 per cent. A perspective that gives some cold sweats. No one has forgotten that this is the price of energy - at the time, the fuels - that have been the trigger of the "yellow vests".

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The Court of auditors has led the charge against the "rate agent", which represents 295 million euros per year of shortfall for EDF

The government wants to reform the method of calculating electricity tariffs. But for the time being, it is necessary to be resigned to the increase. So who is to blame? At the heart of the power plant of Gravelines (North), where Europe 1 had set up his studio on Wednesday, all the world has returned the ball. The CEO of EDF, Jean-Bernard Lévy, and the president of the region Hauts-de-France, Xavier Bertrand, have emphasized the weight of the taxes. The first mode suggestive - "we should maybe think of less taxing electricity since it does not emit CO2" - the second in aggressive mode - "the State puts full pockets". The minister of Ecology has responded by questioning the drift of the costs for EDF. "Every year, the Court of auditors denounces the fact that EDF, the employees pay 10 % of the price of electricity. Maybe the CEO of EDF could change that." François de Rugy is right: the Court of auditors has led the charge against the "rate agent", which represents 295 million euros per year of shortfall for EDF. But this small privilege of EDF employees is under the purview of the act. The "small act" of energy, which update including the goals of France in terms of CO2 and nuclear, will soon come to the Parliament. We will see if the executive seizes the opportunity. But the time is not necessarily well chosen: the negotiation of the reorganization of the group into two companies, one risk already shaken social peace in EDF...

Updated Date: 03 June 2019, 00:00

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