News Digest Item
18 May 2017

Approaches to saving energy vary greatly across German regions


Strategies by German households to save energy are very different across the country’s regions, a survey by energy service provider Techem has shown. “People in Saarland are national champions when it comes to using energy saving lamps,” Techem says in a press release. While 80 percent of the people in the small western federal state use the efficient lightbulbs, people in the eastern region Saxony prefer to switch off the lights (71 percent). The most common way to save energy in the central German state Hesse was intermittent ventilation by quickly opening and shutting the windows (85 percent). People from Schleswig-Holstein, on the other hand, preferred to save energy by taking a shower instead of a bath (77 percent). “The many different approaches show there are enough possibilities for everyone to reduce power, heating and water consumption,” Techem CEO Frank Hyldmar said.

Read the press release in German here.

Also see the CLEW factsheet Local stories from Germany’s energy transition.

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