The Swiss government has launched a campaign calling on residents and businesses to voluntarily save energy and energy reduction amid the threat of gas and electricity shortages.
“The Federal Council has decided on numerous measures so that Switzerland can quickly increase its energy supply in preparation for winter. Launched today under the slogan “Energy is limited. Let’s not waste this system of measures”, the goal is to attract as much participation as possible so that Switzerland does not end up in a situation of shortage,” the government’s website said in a statement.
The campaign will run until April 2023 and include advice on how to reduce energy demand.
In particular, it will propose to lower the value on the thermostat, use less hot water, turn off the lights when leaving the room and turn off household appliances when not in use. As a result of such measures, the government aims to reduce gas consumption by 15%.
The recommendations will be published on a particular website, in the form of announcements and government press releases.
Earlier, the Swiss government said it could ban the use of gas for recreation, sports or wellness in the country this winter if there is a shortage. The risk of electricity and gas shortage is considered one of the highest in the country.