Government sobriety plan, attack in Thailand and Nobel Prize: the information to remember this afternoon

The info not to miss

To get through the season, all French people are called upon to make an effort. The French government is presenting this Thursday, with great fanfare, its energy sobriety plan, intended to prepare for a difficult winter, without Russian gas and with many nuclear reactors shut down.

The objective, “is to have some very simple mechanisms to collectively succeed in reducing by 10% what we usually consume”, explained President Emmanuel Macron in the morning. “If the whole nation manages to meet this objective, which is purely voluntary – you don’t need a decree of law, complicated things – if we all mobilize to meet it, in the worst scenarios we will spend the winter”, he assured.

Among the “dozens of measures” invoked, which Le Parisien revealed yesterday, sets out a call for less heating and less lighting, encouragement for teleworking, a financial incentive for carpooling or even the cutting of hot water in the administrations (except showers).

To signify the urgency, no less than nine ministers will follow one another all afternoon, exchanging with local elected officials, business representatives or even the High Council for the Climate, to present these “savings measures”, fruit of a few months work.

Half a century after the first oil shock, the French, both households and businesses, will therefore have to relearn how to reduce their electricity consumption at peak times, in the morning and in the evening, and to burn less gas throughout the winter, to save the reserves which are full but will not suffice.

What else to remember

  • There will be fuel refills. “The situation will improve today in some regions,” promises Olivier Gantois, spokesperson for the oil industry in France. The strike in four of the five refineries of the TotalEnergies group continues this Thursday morning, causing shortages of gasoline or diesel in 1,300 service stations in the country.
  • Thailand: an attack in a nursery leaves dozens dead. An assailant killed 32 people, including at least 23 children, in a gun and knife attack targeting a nursery in the northern province of Nong Bua Lamphu. The man then killed his family before committing suicide.
  • Ukraine may be involved in the death of Daria Duguina. US intelligence believes parts of the Ukrainian government authorized the car bombing near Moscow in August that killed the daughter of prominent nationalist Alexander Dugin, a New York investigation has found. Time.
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature expected at 1 p.m. The prestigious prize is named today at 1 p.m. in Stockholm by a Swedish Academy that is more unpredictable than ever. In 2021, the prize was given to the British novelist of Tanzanian origin Abdulrazak Gurnah, following the American poetry Louise Glück (2020).

The information that concerns you

On Saturday, people who adopt an animal in France must sign a certificate of “commitment and knowledge”. The document details the needs of our future companion in terms of food, education, and health. So how do you learn to take good care of your pet? The Parisian has concocted a detailed guide to better understand his emotions, avoid behavioral errors and determine whether to train him.

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