Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 12:16 PMUpdated Sep 13, 2021, 5:38 PM

This is one of the hot topics of the new school year for the government: the soaring gas and electricity prices and its repercussion on the purses of all French people. At 1is In September, Engie’s regulated gas tariffs increased by almost 8%, affecting some 5 million households, either directly or indirectly. Electricity prices, for their part, recorded records at the beginning of last week, presaging a future rise in the bill in early 2022 if nothing is done.

The subject is likely to weigh heavily in the presidential campaign. The executive is aware of this and fears that it will undermine its record on the purchasing power of the French, which has been preserved during the health crisis. He therefore wants to find solutions that can be implemented this fall.

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