The German Environmental Aid and Greenpeace have spoken out in favor of government energy saving guidelines based on the Spanish model. "The federal government must now follow suit and put an end to the waste of energy in this country," said the federal director of environmental aid, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, the editorial network Germany (Thursday).
The Spanish government issued a decree on Tuesday for temperature limits for cooling and heating in numerous public buildings. Müller-Kraenner demands the same for Germany: "Politics cannot ask people to abstain while they themselves are not acting."
The environmental organization Greenpeace called on Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) to "delete the voluntary aspect of the energy security package and to introduce mandatory implementation in the public and industrial sectors". The Spanish approach also promises greater acceptance by the population. The background to the energy-saving efforts in Europe are the severely curtailed natural gas supplies from Russia.