European Commission gas and energy consumption reduction forecasts alarm meat and sausage producers
'We cannot be subjected to even temporary detachments and rationing, otherwise we will throw our entire production into the rubble' (Ruggero Lenti, President ASSICA)
16, Sep 2022
"The European Commission's forecasts on reducing gas and energy consumption are worrying. In implementing them, our government will have to take into account that meat and sausages cannot be subjected to even temporary detachments and rationing, otherwise the entire production will be thrown to waste'.
This is how Ruggero Lenti - President of ASSICA (Association of Meat and Cured Meat Industries) comments on the European plans presented to address the need to reduce the Union's energy consumption. As is well known, the commission has prepared a package of measures, some of which are compulsory such as a 5% reduction in energy consumption at peak times. This reduction will have to be freely implemented by the Member States with methods and interventions that each one can define according to its own technological and territorial/production reality.