Despite the fact that there is an additional funding requirement of approximately 2 billion euros for implementation, the "tariff shield" on electricity won't result in a catch-up on bills next year. This was indicated by Bruno Le Maire, Economy Minister.
Although the government had promised to keep electricity bills at 4% this year as a minimum, it will likely cost more than anticipated. Bruno Le Maire admitted that there will be an increase in the need for financing in 2023, as "electricity prices have rather risen".
He said that this need for financing "of the order 2 billion euros" "will be financed through the finance bill that will be examined at the beginning of the next schoolyear, next October for 2023". In front of journalists.
"I want my compatriots to know that there will not be any catch-up in their electricity bills," he stated. He insisted that French consumers would not experience any catch-up due to the financing requirement on their electricity bill in 2023."
CLCV previously warned that the tariff shield this year could only be a "mirage", and there would likely be an 8% tariff catch-up next year for electricity.
"Such a catch up is very likely to cause a stratospheric increase in the price of electricity at the start of 2023," said the association for consumer defense. It was based on a recent deliberation by the Regulatory Commission Energy (CRE).
This perspective also took a political turn in a time of high inflation and approaching legislative elections.
The government has a well-planned plan to increase electricity consumption by 8%. Marine Le Pen reacted on Twitter to Marine Le Pen's warning that Emmanuel Macron was lying and would raise their bill after the election. It will be the exact same for fuel and gas. She wrote that only RN deputies can protect you against this racket.
Bruno Le Maire assured Bruno Le Maire that he would continue to protect France from the rise in electricity and gas prices "in 2023", although it was too soon to provide details. . He said, "I'll be meeting you at the beginning of the 2022 schoolyear when we examine the financing bill."