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Germany to turn thermostat down as gas shortage looms

Russia throttles supplies to Europe

12 August, 14:26
(ANSA-AFP) - FRANKFURT, 12 AGO - Germany will limit heating in public buildings over the winter to save on gas as Russia throttles supplies to Europe, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Friday. "Public properties -- with the exception of hospitals and other parts of the social system, of course -- will only be heated to 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit)", Habeck told the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview. Public buildings and monuments will also not be lit at night, a measure already taken individually by some cities, as Germany searches for ways to save energy. (ANSA-AFP).

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