Saxony-Anhalt: State decides on energy saving measures at the end of August

Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - Saxony-Anhalt's state government wants to decide on energy saving measures on August 30th.

Saxony-Anhalt: State decides on energy saving measures at the end of August

Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - Saxony-Anhalt's state government wants to decide on energy saving measures on August 30th. This was announced by Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU) on Tuesday after the cabinet meeting. There is a long list of suggestions. These included temporary closures of government offices, lowering the room temperature or more economical use of company vehicles. The closure of daycare centers is not under discussion.

Haseloff said that the state government would do everything humanly possible and also create to deal with the issue of energy, possibly also in the next few years. There is currently no gas shortage. The problem is the high energy prices.

At the same time, Saxony-Anhalt is demanding more support and improvements from the federal government to relieve people and companies. There are many energy-intensive companies and locations with many jobs in the country. These included chemical parks such as Leuna and the Piesteritz nitrogen works.

In addition, more help is needed for small and medium-sized companies, which make up a large part of the country's economy. "We see the federal government in particular as having an obligation to help companies that are particularly affected quickly and unbureaucratically where help is needed through liquidity support, guarantee programs, tax relief and grants," said Haseloff.

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