Germany to Lower Heating in Public Buildings to 19C –

Germanyafraid of running out of gas, this winter will be limited heating In public buildings where the thermostat does not exceed 19 Every timeannounced by Economy Minister Robert Habeck.

environmentalist HabekThe climate minister has already announced energy-saving measures in July.

In addition to these measures, heating shall not exceed 19 in public buildings Every timeexcluding hospitals and social facilities‘, he said in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung. The minister specified that relevant provisions would be adopted for this purpose.

Also, historic buildings and monuments will no longer be lit up at night. Some cities, including Berlin, have already applied this measure.

according to Habekmore savings are needed in the labor sector and consultations are taking place with the Ministry of Labor and social partners on this issue.

For weeks, the government led by Prime Minister Olaf Scholz has called for mobilizations to conserve energy, whose prices have already skyrocketed, with supplies likely to worsen in the winter due to the war in Ukraine.

Autumn and winter are becoming tough for Europe’s largest economy because of the energy crisis.”This has yet to come for the economy“, according to an earlier statement by the Ministry of Economy,”harsh winter“.

A campaign targeting businesses and individuals was announced to encourage certain practices such as reducing air conditioning in buildings, using public transport, and installing showerheads that emit less water. .

Many cities have already lowered the water temperature in pools and city lights. The municipality of the city of Augsburg in Bavaria plans to shut down some traffic lights.

As of early June, Germany Ukraine was 35% dependent on Russian gas imports, up from 55% before the war in Ukraine.home heating It’s still 50 percent gas.

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