The economic recovery has boosted demand. Prices are skyrocketing, dragging energy bills in their wake. The specter of a shortage over the coming winter begins to loom.

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Over 300%… Since March of this year, the price of natural gas in Europe has quadrupled! This Tuesday, the market benchmark (the one-month “Dutch TTF” contract) was worth more than 66.7 euros / MWh, against 16.3 euros six and a half months ago. A record! Since the beginning of September alone, the increase is over 30%. And 9% on the only session on Tuesday! A crazy boom like we had never seen before, and which is reflected directly in the bill of Belgian consumers (see opposite).

The President of the European Commission has spelled out a battery of rather consensual proposals for the coming months, from a law against feminicides to new humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, including European independence on the semi-anti-feminist front. conductors. But without setting another major political course, like last year when it revolutionized the EU’s climate target.

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