The fear of a shortage of gas this winter is particularly strong across the Rhine and Germany is being called to reduce consumption.
Berlin nights are darker than usual. In the dark you can only guess the winged goddess at the top of the Victory Column, the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great or the facade of the cathedral. To admire them, the stroller will have to wait for the sunrise. And for good reason: the commune ordered that the night lighting of 200 monuments be turned off. Each seat must be turned off manually one by one. Cost of the operation: not less than 40,000 euros. But whatever your budget: it is energy saving that prompts us to take this step, not immediate profitability explains the city that indicates that the lighting of the buildings concerned consumes “Around 200,000 kilowatt hours per year”. An impressive figure, which, however, only corresponds to the average annual consumption of 200 French, according to the electricity supplier comparison site Selectra.
German municipalities are increasing sobriety measures …