07.08.2022, Baden-Württemberg, Fellbach: Winfried Kretschmann (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Ministerpräsident von Baden-Württemberg, hält als Schirmherr des 121. Deutschen Wandertags in der Schwabenlandhalle eine Rede. Foto: Christoph Schmidt/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

In times of gas shortages and rising prices, Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann sees himself on the right track as an energy saver. “I have an electric car, I have a huge photovoltaic system on the roof,” said the Green politician of the “Südwest Presse”.

He has been heating 70 percent of his water with solar energy for 25 years, and he has also ordered a pellet heating system. Kretschmann’s tip: “We usually only heat one room,” he said. “It’s also healthier if you don’t have the same temperature everywhere in the house.”

Also, you don’t have to shower all the time. “The washcloth is also a useful invention,” advised Kretschmann. Just a few weeks ago, Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck caused a stir when he recommended taking shorter showers.

However, the Green politician has identified a weak point: “I still have room for improvement when it comes to reducing meat consumption.” (dpa)