Saving gas: Network agency wants to go beyond EU target

The headwind was to be expected. Shortly after the EU Commission proposed a flat energy savings target of 15 percent in its winter plan on Wednesday, individual states also publicly voiced their rejection. The government of Portugal could not accept the proposal at all because it was unsustainable, according to João Galamba, the state secretary for the environment and energy, in a newspaper interview yesterday. “We consume gas out of absolute necessity.”

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