The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the social energy tariffs

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

The Autorité de la concurrence supports a modification to the law in order to enable all electricity suppliers to offer the social electricity tariff. Such a development would allow vulnerable customers to benefit from reduced energy bills*. The Autorité de la concurrence has today published its opinion given to the government, following a request for an opinion about a draft decree relating to the establishment of an automatic procedure for the granting of social tariffs of gas and electricity, which was referred to it on 19 December 2011. The decree was published yesterday in the Official Journal of the French Republic. Social energy tariffs are compatible with competition law In its opinion, the Autorité notes that social mechanisms designed to protect vulnerable customers are

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the social energy tariffs, 14 February 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2012, Art. N° 58698

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