The European Union will encourage member countries to reduce gas demand by encouraging industries to consume minimum gas to prepare for possible further cuts in supplies from Russia.
“Report” informs that “Reuters”, which got acquainted with the plan of the European Commission, published information about this.
The European Commission’s plan, to be published on July 20, calls for countries to introduce financial incentives for industry to reduce gas use, as well as launch awareness campaigns to encourage consumers to use less heating and cooling.
Industry targeting measures could include auctions or tenders to encourage large consumers to use less gas in return for compensation, the plan says.
It was noted that the European Union aims to ensure the storage of as much gas as possible for the winter.