Gas crisis: will Belgium experience heating and electricity cuts this winter?

According to Adel El Gammal of the ULB, the deep energy crisis into which we have entered should not make us forget the extreme climate emergency which also requires us to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. In this context, it is urgent to change behavior at all levels of society, in order to thoroughly review our relationship with energy with a view to drastically reducing our overall energy consumption, while implementing appropriate measures. support for the most disadvantaged. Concretely, for the citizen, this means reducing their (need for) heating, limiting their electricity consumption, and rethinking their mobility as well as, more generally, their consumption choices.“.

A message also carried at the federal level. In its winter plan, a cooperation between levels of power is planned “in order to make households and businesses aware of energy savings. In this regard, the federal government will lead by example by achieving energy savings in federal buildings.“indicated the minister’s office in mid-July.

It is urgent to change behavior at all levels of society, in order to thoroughly review our relationship to energy with a view to drastically reducing our overall energy consumption..

If heating or electricity cuts due to a gas shortage are not on the agenda today, nor tomorrow, in Belgium, as some Internet users fear, the country should not however emerge unscathed from the energy crisis now at work.

Indeed, as a member of the European Union, Belgium follows the mechanisms of the internal market which could lead, if not to a limitation of gas supplies for the industrial sector, at least to a further sharp rise in gas prices. ‘ ‘energetic.

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