You have free access to all observer articles for being our subscriber.
The German energy sector regulator leader, in an interview, left some clues about How Germany can move towards rationing natural gas, if this scenario is confirmed next winter. “Not all activities are of methodological importance,” he said, adding that “gatherings cannot be considered very important services, nor the production of chocolate chip cookies.”
Klaus Müller, president of the Bundesnetzagentur, a federal regulator of the German energy sector, said in an interview with the newspaper Funke, Reported by ReutersThe decline in Russian gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline is prompting the authorities to make urgent winter preparations.
“We do not classify all business as systemically important,” the official said in these preparations, adding that everything related to “entertainment-related products and services is considered less important.”
Swimming pools are not important equipment, nor are the factories that produce chocolate chip cookies.”
The official stressed that maintaining the natural supply of natural gas to homes is a top priority, but He did not rule out that there may be a disruption in the power supply to homes.
“If it is necessary to move towards rationing, we will reduce industrial consumption first,” explained Klaus Muller. “I can assure you that we will do everything we can to prevent homestays from being without normal access to gas, but we have learned from the coronavirus crisis that We should not make guarantees of things we are not sure we can achieve“.
“Hardcore alcohol maven. Hipster-friendly analyst. Introvert. Devoted social media advocate.”