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Energy savings: the government wants employees to take their feet off the wheel


The executive is counting on companies to encourage their employees not to exceed 110 km / h on the highway.

The government wants to encourage employees to ease off on their way to work or on business trips, by not exceeding 110 km/h on the motorway, to reduce CO2 emissions and overall energy consumption.

Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher on Monday asked the heads of large companies, including those of the CAC40 and SBF120 members of the French Association of Private Companies (AFEP), to include this request for speed reduction in their dialogue discussions. social in order to "

anchor sobriety over time


During a meeting with representatives of some sixty of these companies to take stock of the sobriety measures implemented since the fall, she recalled that the final objective was to achieve a "40%

reduction of the country's energy consumption

by 2050.

Asking employees to drive at 110 km/h on the motorway represents “

three minutes on a 50 kilometer journey, but 20% less CO2 emissions and fuel consumption

,” she argued.

This measure has already been deployed in the administrations for State agents.

While companies reacted well to the sobriety plan and significantly reduced their gas and electricity consumption last winter, “

fuel consumption

” is the only one not to have fallen in 2022 compared to 2021, a- she noted.

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Telecommuting has a very low impact on energy consumption

The government thus asks companies to "

set quantified targets for reducing energy consumption

" (fuel, electricity, gas), to "

have these targets validated by high internal bodies such as the board of directors or the executive committee

" and , finally, to "

publish them on the internet or on dedicated platforms of the type supported by the State called Les entreprises s'engage


Beyond that, the government wants company management to address another subject within the framework of social dialogue: properly organizing teleworking so that it allows effective energy savings.

According to a study conducted by the Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (Ademe) and the Institute for Building Performance (IFPEB), made public on Monday, teleworking only has an impact very low on energy consumption when only some of the employees are absent, but it allows overall energy savings of 20 to 30% when a site is closed for the day.

The Minister also recalled the instructions for the summer, namely no air conditioning below 26 degrees, and asked companies to "

pay attention to energy expenditure related to the ventilation of buildings


Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-04-03

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