Slovaks become energy savers

ELECTRICITY consumption in Slovakia fell last year to 944 kilowatt-hours per capita, its lowest level in six years, as rises in regulated prices encouraged greater household economy.

The SE energy utility said household electricity consumption had fallen by 6.2 per cent in 2001 from the year before, with some households in the northern Liptov region, one of the country's poorest, keeping only one room heated during the winter, according to Ján Dohňanský of SE.

Electricity prices for households rose 120 per cent in the first three years of the Mikuláš Dzurinda government, and the US energy consulting firm NERA expects prices to rise a further 20 per cent annually from 2003 to 2005 as the country frees prices in line with European Union entry.

Top stories

The fountain in its current shape and visualisation of its refurbishment.

The biggest fountain in Bratislava will gush water again

The Družba fountain on Námestie Slobody Square will be renovated after 40 years. Take a look at what its dilapidated interior looks like before the reconstruction.


24. nov
Slovakia's only LGBTI sports club, Lotus Flowers, brings the LGBTI community and their allies together, and even some anti-LGBTI people.

Slovak gay sportspeople live among us (but they hide their sexuality)

A decade ago, gay people founded their own sports club, Lotus Flowers, in Bratislava.


26. nov
Skryť Close ad