In the EU, Spain has become the country with the longest sanctions and highest sanctions in time, with energy saving schemes known so far. Even at the cost of expert opinion, national and local authorities, And in the affected regions, the truth is that there are very few European partners that started implementing measures like Pedro Sanchez’s government in August.
Spain maintains its measures above the date established in European regulations
Amid a lack of dialogue and agreement with the administrations that implemented the plan, Spain has produced a design that expires in November 2023, Just eight months after European regulations, which stipulates the establishment of measures by March 31. And that, regardless of whether most countries have yet to implement measures and are managed with recommendations.
Furthermore, in terms of sanctions known so far, Spain is the country with the highest fines. 60,000 euros even for minor offensesSix million euros for serious people and 100 million euros for very serious people.
You don’t have to go far and look to France to counter these sanctions. In fact, France’s Energy Transition Minister in the neighboring country, Agnes Pannier-Rancher, announced two decrees of fines from 750 or 1,500 euros in commercial areas that do not lock their doors when using air conditioning or heating, while also prohibiting nighttime bright advertising, starting at 1 a.m. Restrictions on railway stations and airports, with the exception of it till 6 pm. Of course, this last resort has already existed for a decade, although practically no one adheres to it.
Unlike in Spain, the protocol is still open – by large surfaces -, Emmanuel Macron has promoted working groups Together with national, regional and local authorities, and with contributions from industries, to formulate a plan that will reduce energy dependence by 10% in two years. Not in vain, since 2007, and revised in 2016, France already imposes decrees on public buildings with a temperature limit of 19ºC in winter and 26ºC in summer. For now, the Eiffel Tower continues to illuminate the Champs de Mars in the City of Light, and the French ‘sobriety plan’ may not happen until October.
Meanwhile, our neighbors also Portugal has appointed the National Energy Agency to conduct a study Measures were taken to reduce consumption in other EU countries. The Portuguese press speaks of a plan that would be ready for the end of August, and whose application would be for next September at the earliest. With recommendations on the one hand and obligations on the other, the Lisbon plan will reach out to public buildings, department stores, shopping centers and hotels. And to all this would be added awareness schemes for individual consumers and industries.
You have to go all the way to Ireland to find the plan to date Dublin eyes energy tax cut,
Italy has a gas supply agreement that Mario Draghi signed with Algeria
The case of Italy is more complicated than that of Ireland, which would only have to reduce its consumption by 7%. However, without being left behind, Mario Draghi won the deal for Algerian gas—an agreement Spain lost—and which also buys gas from Azerbaijan. Nevertheless, Europe’s boot has an energy dependency of 43%, and a savings commitment of 20%, which is five points higher than the European average. With open political crisis, Rome only left a commitment in April to reduce heating to 20 or 19ºC, and air conditioning to a maximum of 26ºC,
With their minds on autumn, Italian officials are working on a draft that could 40% reduction in street lightingBring forward the closing hours of establishments and offices and, in extreme cases, impose a curfew on domestic lighting.
The German case is special. Cities have competitions and this has created places like Berlin hey Munich, in a country that still does not have a shutdown plan, has decided to switch off the lights of monuments. With 66% dependence on Russian gas, places like Hanover Has established a heating limit of 20ºC from October 1 to March 31, and in addition, they have turned off the cold water tap For public buildings, gyms and sports facilities. So far, the German government has made only recommendations that promote energy savings, such as avoiding heating rooms that are not occupied.
away from Hungary, Estonia and Latvia – with a dependency of up to 100%-, Greece Since June, temperatures have been capped at 27ºC in summer and 19ºC in winter, and there are also orders to turn off office equipment when there are no employees.