Nupes criticizes the call for energy sobriety from the bosses of TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie

Nupes criticizes the call for energy sobriety from the bosses of TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie
In Paris, on June 23, 2022, the new deputies of the 16th legislature are returning to the Palais-Bourbon.  Mathilde Panot, of LFI, comes to speak in front of journalists at the end of the first intergroup meeting of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes).

In a grandstand at Sunday newspaperthe bosses of the three French energy companies TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie together called the French To reduce ” immediately “ their consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas in the face of the risk of shortages and soaring prices which threaten “social cohesion” next winter. Monday, June 27, several leaders of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union protested about this text, in particular linking this platform to the significant profits made by TotalEnergies.

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This is particularly the case of the communist deputy Fabien Roussel, on the set of CNews, of which he was the guest, Monday morning. “As much as I agree that a lot of investment needs to be made to consume less energy, that is the meaning of the challenges that we must meet to save the climate, but, finally, on the part of these big bosses including Total which distributed sixteen billion in dividends last year and which asks us to turn down the heating or air conditioning in nursing homes this summer, no, but he doesn’t care who, himprotested the national secretary of the French Communist Party. He travels by private jet and pollutes more than any Frenchman through all the residences he has and asks us to make an effort”, he continued.

“Total is preparing a giant oil pipeline in Tanzania”, recalls Julien Bayou

“In the first quarter of 2022, Total made five billion euros in profits, at the same time as the French, they are being robbed at the pump. It’s still incredible that this one asks us to make an effort when he doesn’t make any, ” insisted the deputy of the 20e northern constituency.

“It’s swollenfor his part, reacted Julien Bayou, the national secretary of Europe Ecology-The Greens. You know that Total is preparing a giant pipeline in Tanzania. Thirty-three million tonnes of CO2, sixteen protected natural areas and it is they who call the French men and women to sobriety. I find that perfectly indecent. »

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Mathilde Panot, the president of the group La France insoumise in the National Assembly, also did not open her jaw when reading this text. “It must be said that the French are already making a lot of effort. There are twelve million French people who are in fuel poverty in our country. (…) The first effort that must be made, it must be made on the multinationalsshe pointed to the set of 4 Truths” on France 2. When you have Total making a record profit of fourteen billion euros, when the CEO [de Total] last year increased its remuneration by 52% to reach six million, when you have Total which returned eight billion to the shareholders, it is nevertheless tasty that it is they who are asking us to make an effort. »

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