An energy budget between 7,000 and 10,000 € is no longer a pessimistic forecast for a household, it’s realism. And the state does not seem in a hurry to act. Of the 28 European nations, we are 21st in terms of aid to citizens! The debts of our governments trigger their capacity for intervention… Barring a tax on excess profits (in the works), a reallocation of regional stimulus payments (according to the formula of G.-L. Bouchez “whatever it costs Covid years, it’s over”) or of a Europe that takes everyone on board, so you will have to take your thermostat in hand. check their contracts, their facilities and, no slimming diet without effort, accept a loss of comfort in life.
But going to the generalized 19°C is not a solution for energy-hungry companies. Between the inflation of raw materials and the indexation of wages, 40% of them will soon be in danger and job losses seem inevitable. We are not even talking about communities (210 million additional costs for SNCB, 61 million for schools). Rest homes are legally required to ensure a minimum temperature of 22°C. We also do not imagine that hospitals see the heat in their treatment rooms. All we need is for the Covid to come back to us this winter.