LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP Hot water will no longer be available in the administrations apart from the showers with the government’s sobriety plan (photo illustration). LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP Hot water will no longer be available in the administrations apart from the showers with the government’s sobriety plan (photo illustration). ENERGY – This is the result of work and consultations, undertaken by all economic sectors since Emmanuel Macron’s July 14 speech and measures that will also concern households and communities. The government will present its sobriety plan this Thursday afternoon at the Paris Exhibition Center, with a final speech by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne at 5 p.m. His goal ? Reduce consumption by 10%, now, to get through the winter, avoiding cuts if possible, especially electricity, by making the State an “example” of conduct to adopt. For the government, this is the first step on the way to reducing energy consumption by 40% by 2050 in order to achieve carbon neutrality. Dozens of measures for individuals, businesses and communities will be presented, according to information from Le Parisien confirmed to AFP by the Ministry of Energy Transition. The HuffPost recaps the main points for you. Encourage teleworking and carpooling The government wants to encourage (a little more) teleworking, which has been increasingly developed in companies since the Covid crisis. The government thus hopes to limit travel but also to reduce heating in buildings, for example on the occasion of a bridge – a measure which is only of interest from several days of closure. The Ministry of the Public Service will also announce a 15% increase in teleworking compensation for agents, which would go from 2.50 to 2.88 euros per day. The government wants companies to do the same. On the private side, the government would like to encourage carpooling with the distribution of a bonus of 100 euros offered to each new subscriber to a carpooling platform, according to the newspaper. But the Ministry of Transport said Wednesday evening that this amount of 100 euros was not yet fixed, and that it would only be part of a plan on carpooling which would be presented in the coming weeks. Reduced speed for agents with a service vehicle Civil servants with service vehicles will have to submit to a speed reduction of 20 km/h on the motorways (110 instead of 130) and 10 km/h on the expressways (110 instead of 100). “These measures will be incentives. It is not a question of putting a policeman behind each of our officials, but of setting an example, ”we explain to the Parisian. The government hopes to reduce fuel consumption by 20%, adding training in eco-driving for certain civil servants. Cut off of hot water for the administration and drop in temperature The temperature of the administrative buildings will be reduced by an additional degree (to 18 degrees). The hot water in the toilets of the administration buildings (except in the showers) will be This measure is already in force in several European countries, such as Germany. A task force made up of around a hundred agents spread over all departments will be responsible for ensuring the proper application and monitoring of all these measures. “, writes Le Parisien. In the world of sport and local communities, one degree less in swimming pools will be required and the heating lowered in equipment. Reduce lighting where possible In terms of lighting, the One of the axes of the sobriety plan in companies, a decree should be published Thursday to generalize to the whole country the extinction of store lights between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., a ban which has so far experienced difficulties. oations according to the size of the agglomerations. Stadium lighting should also be reduced by 50% before and after matches during the day and 30% in the evening. See also on The HuffPost: You cannot view this content because you have refused the cookies associated with content from third parties. If you want to view this content, you can change your choices.