Energy and climate: what changes on January 1, 2023


For individuals:

Gas tariff shield It will be extended in 2023. From January 1, 2023, the increase in regulated natural gas sales tariffs will be limited to 15%. Please note that this price saver applies to residential consumers (consuming less than 30 MW per year) as well as all condominiums with individual natural gas supply contracts. It should be noted that the tariff shield for electricity, which limits the increase of regulated electricity tariffs to 15%, will come into force on February 1, 2023.

Exceptional assistance for the purchase of fuel ends on January 1, 2023 (from September 1 to November 15, 2022 it was 30 cents per liter, then from November 16 to December 31, 2022 it was 10 cents per liter ). will be replaced by €100 fuel allowance for the French humble working and driving to work. 10 million workers will be eligible for this assistance, which will be applicable to any type of vehicle, including two-wheelers.

For professionals and communities:

Faced with rising prices, the Government is adding support for businesses and local authorities electric damper. It will take effect from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. The electricity buffer will be intended for all SMEs (fewer than 250 employees, a turnover of 50 million euros and a balance sheet of 43 million euros). tariff shield, as well as all structures similar to KOS (public institutions, associations, etc.) regardless of their legal status. Beyond these limits, electricity will benefit structures that are not operating competitively, regardless of buffer system status. It pays 50% of the bill (energy share) above €180/MW and up to €500/MW through the electricity buffer regardless of state status. For a consumer with an energy share of €350/MWh (0.35 kWh), the electricity buffer will cover approximately 20% of the total electricity bill. The aid will be integrated directly into consumers’ electricity bills, and the government will compensate suppliers.


For professionals:

  • A framework for carbon neutrality claims in advertising:

Your product or service in advertising from January 1, 2023 carbon neutral, if they do not present the balance sheet of greenhouse gas emissions during the entire life cycle, the planned trajectory of reduction of these emissions, as well as compensation methods for residual emissions. These items must be updated annually. This system, envisaged in Article 12 of the Climate Resilience Act, will ensure full public disclosure of carbon neutrality claims and progressively strengthen advertisers’ practices and obligations.

  • Expanding the scope of greenhouse gas emissions reporting by organizations (BEGES) to indirect emissions:

Aggregating and consolidating real carbon accounting by organizations (companies, government departments, communities, etc.) is an important step towards achieving our climate goals. In France, the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment System (BEGES) ensures that organizations regularly make assessments that must be made public. Currently, BEGES only had to take into account direct emissions and indirect emissions related to energy consumed, which did not always reflect the real impact of organizations on the climate. Implementation will be mandatory from January 1, 2023 statement of all significant indirect emissions. This includes, for example, emissions related to the use of products sold by the company or the dismissal of employees.


For individuals:

  • Launching the “MonAccompagnateurRénov” system:

Mandatory support for households during the energy renovation of private dwellings, which will be carried out from January 1, 2023 and will initially be related to the renovation works for which MaPrimeRénov’ Sérénité (MPRS) assistance will be mobilized.

  • Evolution of criteria in the concept of “decent housing”:

The Climate and Sustainability Act required the introduction of a minimum energy performance criterion in the definition of “decent housing”. From January 1, 2023, residential energy consumption (heating, lighting, hot water, ventilation, cooling, etc.) estimated by DPE and expressed as final energy per square meter of residential area, etc. will be in the year Less than 450 kW/m2 France.

The most energy-consuming residential houses whose energy consumption exceeds this value can no longer be rented.


For individuals:

  • €100 bonus for first-time drivers as part of the National Daily Carpooling Scheme:

Drivers who start using cars from January 2023 will receive them €100 bonus paid by carpooling platforms in the form of progressive payment : the first part of the 1st car park trip (minimum 25€) and the rest a short distance (<80km) üçün 10-cu və ya uzun məsafə (>80km) for part 3 within 3 months of first vehicle use.

  • Strengthening the penalty for CO2 emissions from passenger cars:

From January 1, 2023 new penalty scale for CO2 emissions of new passenger cars. This change is planned and implemented from the end of 2020 by Article 55 of the Finance Law for 2021 123 grams of CO2/km, against a trigger limit of 128 grams CO2/km in 2022. The applicable tax for this level of pollution is 50 euros. The threshold of 1,000 euros will be reached in 2022, instead of 151 grams of CO2/km, 146 grams of CO2/km (1,074 euros). The final payment of the scale will be 50,000 euros for cars with a CO2 content of more than 225 grams. CO2/km (instead of €40,000 in 2022 for more than 223 grams of CO2/km).

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