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Austrian cities start saving on lighting

In the Austrian cities of Linz and Wiener Neustadt, in order to save energy, they refused to illuminate sights and bridges.

It is reported by Ukrinform with reference to vienna.at.

“In the cities of Upper and Lower Austria, for the sake of energy saving, they began to turn off the illumination of sights. Vienna also plans to save energy,” the message says.

In particular, the authorities of Linz and Wiener Neustadt decided to turn off the lighting on monuments and bridges.

Similar energy saving measures are being considered in the Austrian capital. Savings are not aimed at street lighting, but at public facilities that do not have to be illuminated. Here you can save 10% energy. In addition, it would be possible to heat less municipal buildings – offices, schools and kindergartens. savings can be as high as 15%,” the publication points out.

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It is noted that in order to save money in Vienna, the illumination of St. Stephen’s Cathedral could be stopped. “It makes no sense to illuminate St. Stephen’s Cathedral from midnight to six in the morning, because there is almost no one on the street,” said Franz Angerer, managing director of the Austrian Energy Agency.

Details of Vienna’s energy-saving measures are expected to be announced next week.

Recall that in the cities of Germany, for the sake of saving electricity, they have already begun to turn off the backlight of administrative buildings and attractions.

As Ukrinform reported, Moscow is threatening countries that support Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression with a complete cessation of gas supplies, which could lead to a deep energy crisis on the eve of the winter period.

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Earlier, the European Commission presented a three-pronged plan to overcome the alleged gas crisis in the event of a sudden complete cessation of gas supplies from the Russian Federation. It involves the search for new reliable suppliers, massive investments in the development of renewable energy, as well as measures to improve energy efficiency and save gas.

In particular, the EU countries have already been asked to voluntarily reduce gas consumption by 15% and pump it into underground storage facilities for the safe passage of the winter period. EU energy ministers have already approved such a proposal with some comments.

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