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‘Energy sobriety’ now looms, signalling end of abundance that will hit all of Europe

John Downing


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French President Emmanuel Macron has urged 67 million citizens to cut energy consumption to an extent not seen since the 1970s oil shocks. Photo: AP

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged 67 million citizens to cut energy consumption to an extent not seen since the 1970s oil shocks. Photo: AP

Energy Minister Eamon Ryan has said the EU’s agreed approach would influence actions taken by Ireland.

Energy Minister Eamon Ryan has said the EU’s agreed approach would influence actions taken by Ireland.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has urged 67 million citizens to cut energy consumption to an extent not seen since the 1970s oil shocks. Photo: AP

French businesses must this month appoint “an ambassador of energy sobriety” – and then present plans for cutting electricity consumption to government soon after that.

President Emmanuel Macron has urged the 67 million French citizens to cut energy consumption to an extent not seen since the 1970s oil shocks.


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