Portugal limits energy consumption in the Public Administration
Portugal is preparing an energy saving plan that includes measures to limit consumption in Public Administration buildings and an awareness campaign for families and companies.
According to the agency, the initiative comes within the scope of the initiative program of 15% of the Member States of the European Commission and 15% approved by the European Commission for funding of some Member States.
In the case of Spain and Portugal, hit by a severe drought that caused a collapse in hydropower production, the adjustment limit is 7%.
To fulfill the commitments, the government of socialist António Costa finalizes a project that “will be presented soon”, according to sources from the Ministry of the Environment english.
The Ministry, according to the sources cited, is preparing a package of measures that includes limiting energy consumption in Public Administration buildings, in addition to “a general publicity campaign to reduce energy consumption by the Public Administration and families”.
Coast and price of light
The drafting of the plan coincides with the open controversy between the Government and Endesa over energy prices in Portugal.
Costa, to that of a government with an absolute majority, announced this week that the State will not pay Endesa’s bills without the author of the Secretary of State for the Environment and Energy, João Galamba.
The first report by President Ribeiro Silva, who, in an interview with the business minister of the cargo increase company, will control the price of invoices supposedly up to at least the “Iberian exception” for gas used in energy production.
In addition, Costa to the public administration contracting entity and can analyze the demand of other energy suppliers.
On Tuesday, minister, his profile, on Twitter, first, designed, by Portugal, and mechanism, at the price, in the first budget, by Portugal, and tailored, at the price, to the Portuguese, on average, of 15 .
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“Facts are facts. Every day we save thanks to the Iberian mechanism”, said Costa.
The controversy with Endesa has divided parties in Portugal, with criticism of the prime minister from the right and support from the left.