Germany to cut energy consumption by 10 percent as crisis looms

Germany to cut energy consumption by 10 percent as crisis looms

Berlin intends to cut energy consumption by 10 percent in view of the coming crisis, Mayor Francisca Giffay told reporters after a Senate meeting on Tuesday. RIA Novosti reports.

Giffai said numerous decisions had been taken today to prepare for autumn and winter, the next crisis to come.

“The pandemic and refugee situation were discussed, the focus was on the energy situation and possible saving measures… Our goal is to achieve a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption through 10 major measures,” Giffay said.

She added that Berlin was the first federal state in Germany to formulate energy savings targets at state government level, while “of course there are discussions in all the federal states about how savings can be achieved.”

The mayor stressed that it is now a matter of “preparing for the coming situation” while taking the “concerns of the population” into account. In the next phase, the Berlin authorities also intend to develop support measures for residents, above all for pensioners and less well-off citizens.

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