Massive Increase in Energy Consumption

BusinessCommodities ♦ Published: February 11, 2012; 19:32 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian power plants are running at full speed. Energy supply was up by 14% last week.

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Due to the long-lasting low temperatures and the necessary energy exports to Germany, Austrian power plants are fully used. According to Barbara Schmidt, general secretary of Oesterreichs Energy (Austrian Energy), the higher demand could be served completely. On average, energy consumption rose by 14%. There would be no capacity problems. “Due to the flexible mix of renewable energy…