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Italian Energy Crisis: Public Buildings Can’t Be Warmer Than 66 degrees (Fahrenheit ) in Winter, colder than 77 In Summer

By Joseph M. Calisi ©2022 All Rights Reserved

Rome, April 23, 2022 

In an effort by Prime Minister Draghi to wean Italy from Russian oil and gas, according to Italian media, from May 21st, public buildings such as government offices and schools in Italy will comply with “Operation Thermostat”, which restricts the maximum and minimum temperature depending on the season. The thought was to have peace in Ukraine by starving the Russians out of Italian money — a thought raised by the European Union (EU) as a policy.

There are some accusing Prime Minister Draghi of pandering to the EU’s wishes but this would have precedence and a possibility of a European Union-wide embargo on Russian gas.

The movement of the Alitalia sale into obscurity and the replacement with Ita Airways, is just one example.

Another example is moving the nation towards a Chinese ‘points’ system based on the use of oil, gas, and gasoline.

Apparently, the EU is in accord with Draghi so purchasing oil and gas products from the USA isn’t going to happen.

However, these restrictions come with a 500 Euro fine for violating these rules (up to 3,000 Euros), which may be extended to private homes in the future.

Energy or economic crisis may befall Europe if any shortfalls occur. The reality is that temperatures fall lower in the winter and hotter in the summer.

Ferrari on the road near Mola di Bari.
Photo by Joseph M. Calisi ©2022 All Rights Reserved

It is going to be interesting going forward.

Joseph Calisi
Joseph Calisi
International Transportation Photojournalist and Syndicator of News Stories and Images Since 1993 TV credits include Telly Award finalist (11-minute documentary on the last days of mainline steam trains in the world in China) and NY Emmy Award nominee for a news magazine story on the 75th anniversary of NY’s IND subway.

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