In order to save energy and reduce costs, the Bavarian city of Augsburg is planning a series of energy-saving measures. Accordingly, not only is the temperature in swimming pools and offices to be reduced, but also to be checked which traffic lights in the city are not relevant to safety and can be switched off in the future.

“The situation is serious,” explains Augsburg Mayor Eva Weber (CSU). In view of the high gas prices and the looming energy crisis, the city of Augsburg has feverishly justified the costs of energy consumption.

The result is shocking: according to the current status, the city would pay around 28.3 million for electricity, district heating, natural gas and other energy services for 2022. An increase of almost 80 percent, because the city’s energy costs are normally around 15.9 million.

All residents are encouraged to save energy, explains the mayor. The city also wants to make a contribution to reducing gas consumption and the burden on the city budget. In order to consequently reduce energy consumption and costs, the city is now planning the first saving measures:

However, Mayor Weber also appealed to the population and companies: “In view of the current energy supply situation, it is simply a matter of reducing consumption in order to save energy. And in all areas.”

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