My dear impertinents, dear impertinents,
Michel-Edouard Leclerc does not rule out occasional store closures to save energy
“In the event that Russia cuts off gas deliveries, Michel-Edouard Leclerc is considering several crisis scenarios. He does not rule out closing his stores “on certain time slots” to limit energy consumption this winter.
Michel-Edouard Leclerc, chairman of the Leclerc centers strategic committee, announced on Monday July 25 that some of the group’s stores could close during certain time slots if necessary to limit energy consumption this winter.
Stores may be closed during certain time slots […] we will have no moods, we are fighting for our country, declared Michel-Edouard Leclerc on Franceinfo.
The sector has taken matters into its own hands and is considering a number of crisis scenarios to prepare for possible supply restrictions next winter, amid concerns around a complete interruption in gas deliveries Russian to Europe.
An “energy crisis protocol”
All together we should be able to guarantee French consumers […] not to have too big cuts and if there are cuts, it is first of all companies like ours who will take them, he underlined.
Perifem, a federation of distribution players and their suppliers dedicated to technical issues (environment, security, etc.) announced last Monday in a press release an agreement on an energy crisis protocol which should be implemented on October 15 next.
This protocol, which provides for example for the extinction of illuminated signs as soon as the store closes and a reduction in the light intensity of the lighting, has in particular been ratified by the leaders of the Auchan, Carrefour, Casino, Franprix, Intermarché, Leclerc and Picard.
The Minister for Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher announced in an interview with the Sunday newspaper the forthcoming publication of two decrees prohibiting illuminated advertisements between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., except in stations and airports open at night, as well as as the prohibition for heated or air-conditioned stores to keep their doors open”.
The spiel of the extinction of the signs and the closing of the doors!
Of course, the doors of air-conditioned or heated stores must be closed. It’s common sense.
Of course, in the same way, cutting off illuminated signs from midnight is not a bad idea.
But from there to believe that these scoops will allow France to win the war against Russia, it is frankly worthy of the 7th company and the chef Chaudard!
Closing the doors will never offset even a tenth of the consumption of the air conditioning or heating concerned! No more than turning off the lights of the shops will save the planet and even less Germany from the absence of Russian gas!
No, the important thing in this information is that your Leclerc center will potentially be closed!
It’s no longer a shortage of mustard or a lack of oil, it’s the whole shopping center that will be closed.
Foresight has a bright future ahead of it!
A few weeks ago I shared with you the series “Collapse”, the first episode of which begins in a supermarket where the electricity is cut.
This is where it all begins and it is no coincidence.
Food, the primary need par excellence, is also the weak link in our refined and efficient system.
Without energy there is no production or transport or supply.
Let’s not be naive or anxious.
If the Leclerc centers have to turn off the lights and keep their stores closed, it will be a hell of a mess because the others will obviously do the same thing.
Without energy, there is no supply chain.
We must therefore prepare, not for the end of the world but for the moment for what seems the most probable risk of “breaks” in normality and “cuts” in our daily lives.
To prepare is, without panic and without fear, to plan. Foresight is a very beautiful idea, a very beautiful concept that has allowed humanity since the dawn of time to prepare for tomorrow. In our world of assisted living where everything falls to us ready-made, including the meal prepared and delivered directly to the 15th floor of a tower by an “Uber Eats”, foresight is an idea that has not only fallen into disuse, but, worse , an idea that is now widely scoffed at.
Are you planning? You are therefore at best pessimistic, at worst paranoid with conspiratorial tendencies!
Your stock of ravioli (which is a parable to talk about what everyone needs depending on their situation) will allow you not to rush into a Leclerc center on the rare days when it is open in the general rush. Your stock of ravioli will allow you to smooth out the vagaries over time and improve the ordinary.
You can go further by doing like Leclerc and preparing your energy emergency plan, again to compensate for any cuts and breaks. The file is online for subscribers in your readers’ spaces here. For those who want to subscribe all the information is here.
I don’t know of anyone complaining that they took too many precautions.
Plan ahead, be resilient!
I wish you happy holidays, finally to those who are lucky enough like me to be able to leave. I wish a good return to those who return to take care of the house in August. To all of you, I express here all my gratitude for your daily interest, for your comments, for your support and your always friendly and benevolent messages. Thanks to each of you. I’ll meet you at the start of the school year, and before of course if the news requires it. Finally, I thank you for your support, so precious and repeated year after year, which makes this adventure possible. It is your commitment that allows my independence. From the bottom of my heart thank you.
It is already too late, but all is not lost.
Prepare yourselves !
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