Europeans were banned from heating rooms above 19 degrees under the threat of a fine

The European Union has reached a new level of countering the energy crisis caused by sanctions against Russia, adopted due to the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine, writes the British newspaper The Guardian.

The publication notes that the so-called “operation thermostat” has begun in Italy. The approved new norms are designed to help reduce energy consumption and should help prevent an energy crisis looming over Europeans. Rome also hopes that by their actions they will support Kyiv and put Moscow in its place.

From May 1, the temperature of air conditioning (cooling and heating) in all public buildings (municipal or state) in Italy will be limited. In the cold season, it is forbidden to heat the room more than the prescribed 19 ℃, and in the warm season it is forbidden to cool the room below the prescribed 25 ℃. This will last until March 31, 2023, but the new rules may continue.

And this applies even to schools. An exception was made only for hospitals. At the same time, the authorities warned that this innovation could be extended to private households. For violation of temperature restrictions, formidable fines from €500 to €3000 are provided.

However, it is not yet entirely clear how the Italian authorities are going to control the implementation of these norms within the whole country. It is known that inspectors from the Ministry of Labor will be able to carry out inspections and issue fines for violations. Whether these will be sudden checks is not clear.

Minister without Portfolio for the Italian Civil Service (since February 2021) Renato Brunetta called the initiative a “positive signal”, which will save 2-4 billion cubic meters. m. of gas per year. He explained that 57% of energy consumption in public buildings is for maintaining the thermal regime.

The publication recalled that the discussion of the initiative began after Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that the Italians could sacrifice air conditioning for the sake of peace in Ukraine, adding that Rome is ready to join the embargo on gas from Russia if the EU decides to introduce it.

Note that the largest Italian oil and gas company, Eni, announced a few weeks ago that it was preparing to phase out Russian gas.
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  1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
    Piramidon (Stepan) April 21 2022 20: 58
    Refrigeration will be banned in summer.
    1. yrahak Kharchenko (yrahak Kharchenko) April 21 2022 23: 17
      Then there will be more, they will work only during daylight hours)))
  2. Andrey Saveliev Offline Andrey Saveliev
    Andrey Saveliev (Andrei) April 21 2022 21: 02
    Insulate everything with Penoplex and Wasserman to them, advertise teplako! It's even hot in space.
  3. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) April 21 2022 21: 50
    And this applies even to schools. An exception was made only for hospitals.

    Everyone will try to get to the hospital, warm up laughing
    1. instrument Offline instrument
      instrument (xxx) April 22 2022 09: 45
      yes, this whole territory, called the EU, is more and more reminiscent of that same hospital with crazy people of varying degrees of violence and adequacy ...
  4. Eduard Viktorovich (Eduard Viktorovich) April 21 2022 23: 21
    It's cool, we have a standard of 18 degrees .... so the Italians still have Tashkent ... although 21-22 degrees are comfortable ...
    1. mister-red Offline mister-red
      mister-red April 22 2022 17: 20
      Yes, and when is it 18 degrees in your apartment? We never have less than 22 in the winter.
      1. Eduard Viktorovich (Eduard Viktorovich) April 24 2022 10: 48
        And this is how it happens all winter, so they turned over, the manager blames the heating networks ... supposedly suing ... but things are still there ....
  5. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) April 22 2022 06: 47
    probably soon we can expect limited nutritional norms, water consumption, and then you look, and they will reach the rationing of breathing ...
  6. Awaz Offline Awaz
    Awaz (Walery) April 22 2022 20: 55
    I live in a house and a city built back in the USSR and always, until the housing and communal services began to cheat and reduce the pressure in the systems and heat the water less, the temperature of the house in winter always kept above 20 degrees. But about three or four years ago, the pressure weakened, the degree of water decreased and the house became cool in winter, the thermometers showed 17-19 degrees. In winter it's really not very good. You should always wear socks and a sweater, and even sleep in clothes at night, because even together under a warm blanket you sometimes wake up from the cold. Now we have achieved the same that in the house the temperature in winter would not be lower than 20. In general, in winter at home it would be necessary that it be 20-22, not lower, then it is really comfortable.
    But Europeans have long been living in not very comfortable temperatures in winter. I have been to Italy in winter, and even with central heating and the presence in the house)))) a potbelly stove, which can be heated, is still damp and humid and cold. Considering that their floors are made of tiles, it is already impossible to walk barefoot at home ... The heating there does not heat constantly, it basically turns on twice a day. So they don't really get used to it.
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