Engie warns against the RN’s proposal concerning energy

Engie warns against the RN’s proposal concerning energy
Engie warns against the RN’s proposal concerning energy

If it obtains a majority in the legislative elections, the National Rally (RN) wants to negotiate an exemption from European rules for establishing energy prices. A proposal which caused a reaction general director of Engie, Catherine MacGregor, who warns of the consequences of such a measure.

Speaking in the columns of Le Parisien, the president of the RN, Jordan Bardella, plans, if he is elected with an absolute majority, to immediately renegotiate with Brussels the rules governing energy prices, particularly electricity. This announcement did not take long to react to the general director of the largest supplier of natural gas and green electricity in France, Engie. Catherine MacGregora told La Tribune du Dimanche that the European energy market is “an opportunity”.

The European market “demonstrated its effectiveness during the energy crisis of 2022 and 2023”, according to Catherine MacGregor who did not fail to recall that, throughout this crisis, this market “ensured the supply of France with electricity when it no longer had sufficient production ». Responding to Jordan Bardella who assured that his approach with Brussels should make it possible to “reduce bills by 30%”, the same manager warned that “reinstating energy barriers within Europe would increase the risks of supply problems and increases of price “. The manager even warns that “without a European electricity market, we would expose ourselves to even more volatile prices, or even the risk of blackout”.

The European energy market, a beneficial interconnection of infrastructures, according to Engie

The European market, she explains, “is based on a network of interconnected infrastructures”. Which “allows European countries to take advantage of the complementarity of the production systems of different countries: solar energy in the south, wind energy in the north, hydraulic, gas and nuclear for the countries which have made the choice…”, adds the president of the largest supplier of natural gas and green energy in France.

In her same column, Catherine MacGregor discussed the advantages of using renewable energies. For her, these “already represent more than 150,000 jobs in France. Their development has, she adds, made it possible for twenty years to avoid the import of 910 million barrels of oil and to reduce the French energy bill by 40 billion euros. Finally, in her response to Jordan Bardella, who considered that these energies are “not clean” and “intermittent”, the boss of Engie explains that the latter are not only profitable, but they are also not intermittent when they are associated has battery networks.


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