According to the findings of energy research that was released on Thursday, people in Germany need to reduce their usage of natural gas even further than they have been doing so far in order to prevent shortages.
According to Gunnar Luderer, a researcher working on the Ariadne program at the Potsdam Center for Climate Impact Findings, who was responsible for releasing the research and was mentioned in Der Spiegel, “Pre-crisis gas usage has to fall down by 30%.”
According to what is said in Der Spiegel, such a degree of savings would assist Germany in avoiding gas shortages & supply disruptions.
According to the findings of the study, individuals need to modify their heating behaviors, such as by decreasing the room temp and employing intelligent control, in order to contribute to a savings of thirty percent of the gas that will be utilized in the residential sector by the following year. According to the report, the biggest users of natural gas in Germany are private households, commercial trade, and services. These sectors primarily use natural gas for heating and hot water, but according to the findings of the report, they have only managed to slightly reduce their consumption.
The use of gas dropped by 23percent compared to the 5-year average over the course of the summer; however, official early findings for Sept. vary from a reduction of 19% versus the five-year average to an uptick of 16%, as the report explains. This discrepancy is due to the fact that official data for September are not yet complete.
The study criticizes “the huge spike” in gas costs as well, stating that the price of a gallon of petrol in August was more than 10 times higher than the historical average well before the current energy crisis.
During the most recent few years, about half of Germany‘s natural gas imports came from Russia. An increase in the commercial price of energy has been attributed to a number of factors, some of which include a halt in supply from Russia, the suspension of a significant number of nuclear power reactors in France, and logistical issues with coal as a result of the summer drought.