The numbers are staggering. And they follow statistical curves worthy of the greatest peaks of the Tour de France: energy prices are experiencing rapid growth which could seriously hurt citizens’ wallets. In one year, natural gas has seen its value rise by 40%. Electricity over 20%. Result: the annual bill of Belgians will sometimes increase by several hundred euros.
A surge in energy prices which should also have a disastrous impact on public finances, with municipalities devoting a significant portion of their budgets to energy expenditure via public buildings (administration, sports centers, swimming pools, schools, etc.) and public lighting that they manage. “We have not yet calculated the impact that this price increase would have on our town but the impact will be certain,” says Maxime Daye, mayor of Braine-le-Comte. accounts and budget. “
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