EU adopts emergency plan to reduce gas use

The countries of the European Union have formally adopted the emergency plan to reduce the use of gas. This plan is an attempt to save fuel for the uncertain winter ahead.

Switzerland gets its gas from trading platforms located in neighboring EU countries. Gas, on the other hand, covers around 15% of its total energy consumption.
Around 42% of gas is used for domestic heating, and the rest in industry and the service and transport sectors.

Following the Swiss electricity commission’s warning to households to stock up on candles in case of blackouts next winter, and when asked whether Switzerland should match the EU’s agreement asking all countries in the bloc to voluntarily reduce gas use by 15% this winter, Energy Minister Sommaruga replied: “That would certainly make sense. The Federal Council will decide.

August 18th, 2022