According to the report “Saving Energy for Europe” by the European Environment Bureau (EEB), there are “significant disparities” in the measures adopted between August 2022 and March 2023 by the 27 EU countries to reduce gas and electricity consumption, following the energy crisis associated with Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

According to the EEB ranking, a network made up of around 180 environmental organisations from 40 countries, only 14 of the 27 EU States have adopted mandatory measures to reduce energy consumption and, in the last six months, have joined this group Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus and the Netherlands. Germany, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain have the most robust energy-saving measures in place.

Portugal also stands out for being “the only country” that regularly and transparently reports information on the implementation and progress of energy-saving measures, having created a commission for this purpose.

The latest progress report for the 2022-2023 Energy Savings Plan in Portugal was released in March by the Energy Agency (ADENE), indicating that, from August 2022 to January 2023, gas consumption was reduced by 16 .7%, compared to the average of the last five homologous periods (target of 15% until March 2023).