Belgians reduced energy consumption
Belgian households and businesses have sharply reduced energy consumption in comparison to previous years, consumption analysis shows.
According to a report by Brussels-based energy operator Elia, Belgians' total electricity consumption this October was 9.6% lower than their average October consumption over the past five years.
"Part of this decrease is certainly due to the good weather conditions," Marleen Vanhecke, Elia's spokeswoman, told Belgian newspaper "Le Soir". "But even if when we control, we still arrive at a decrease of about 6%. It is reasonable to put this down to voluntary decreases in consumption by households and companies."