BERN – Fines ranging from a minimum of 30 francs to a maximum of 3,000 francs and even jail time for those who do not save gas in Switzerland.
Switzerland has announced that it has introduced strictly punitive measures to ensure gas saving during the winter. The Swiss government has adopted fines to overcome the energy crisis affecting not only the country but all of Europe.
A spokesman for the Federal Department of Economic Affairs and Energy (DEFR) told Blick that violations of the Federal Energy Supply Act are always considered misdemeanors or even, in some cases, crimes. For winter, gas-heated indoor rooms can be brought down to a maximum of 19 degrees. For those who consider this temperature too low and decide to violate the regulations, this may prove very costly to them. In the most serious cases, one could even be sentenced to imprisonment.