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Energy crisis: German cities ban hot water in public buildings

Energy crisis: German cities ban hot water in public buildings

The crisis is attributed to the decrease in gas supplies from Russia and the decision of the European Union to reduce consumption

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Sputnik Brazil – The energy crisis affects Europe, especially Germany, Due to reduced gas supplies from Russia And the European Union’s decision to cut consumption prompted German cities to ban the use of hot water in public buildings.

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Cities in Germany, such as Hanover in Lower Saxony and Augsburg in Bavaria, have decided to limit the use of hot water in public buildings, changing rooms, gyms and stadiums as a way to reduce energy consumption.

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Public fountains have also been turned off, and there will be no night-lights on buildings such as City Hall and Museums.

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Additionally, heating of public buildings will be restricted between April and September each year. Portable air conditioning and heating are also prohibited.

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The situation is unpredictable. Every kilowatt-hour counts and protecting critical infrastructure must be a priority.”

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Historical monuments and public buildings in the capital, Berlin, have also been erased.

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The ban is aimed at complying with the EU’s determination to reduce gas consumption.

Germany was directly affected by the decrease in gas supplies through the Nord Stream pipeline. The agreement signed by the countries of the European Union to reduce demand for natural gas by 15% to 20%, including, threatens to destroy the German economy, according to Alexei Grivash, deputy director of the National Energy Security Fund in Russia.

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For Grivach, “It is very likely that many EU countries will enter a recession at the same time that inflation is accelerating. It is clear that the economy and consumers will face problems if Europe continues to fight with the main energy supplier. [a Rússia]”.

The German government is concerned about cutting off Russian gas supplies. Nord Stream 1 is operating in part due to Canada’s delay in returning turbines sent for maintenance.

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