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Europe, which depends heavily on Russia for natural gas purchases, is preparing for a harsh winter after Putin significantly cuts gas to the continent. While financial giants in England are planning to open temporary offices outside the city, it has been learned that banks in Denmark distribute blankets to their employees, and Deutsche Bank in Germany will cut off the hot water in its offices in Germany. The Czech Republic removed half of the lamps in government offices and replaced the remaining half with LED lamps.
After the Ukraine crisis that started on February 24, Russia, which was caught in the clamp of sanctions, Europedeepening with the curtailing of the natural gas going to ‘energy crisis’ Europe’s number one agenda item.
European countries, which find the solution to rising prices and energy shortages in energy saving, continue to take extraordinary measures to get through this winter.
LONDON STARTS PREPARATIONS
London, one of the financial capitals of the world, can be experienced in winter electric It was put on the agenda to implement measures similar to the quarantine period against cuts.
It is noted that the market regulatory board (UK Finance) held meetings with banks for possible measures to be implemented. According to Bloomberg’s report, among the measures that can be taken is the encouragement of working from home.
EXAMINING THE CASE OF SOUTH AFRICA
It examines the example of South Africa, where power cuts by companies are a part of daily life. Europe is preparing for the limitations that may be experienced due to the dependence on energy originating from Russia.
In addition to the UK, France will also ask homes, businesses and local governments to reduce energy consumption in the first place to prevent cuts.
It is noted that the largest banks in England took part in the meeting of the precautionary plan.
TEMPORARY OFFICE IDEAS ON THE TABLE
Financial giants are reportedly considering the idea of setting up temporary offices in cities around London to overcome local power outages.
Likewise, a company that provides energy strategy services to hundreds of buildings in London’s financial center states that many businesses have applied to them for electricity saving advice.
DENMARK BLANKET DISTRIBUTED TO EMPLOYEES
It is noted that among the recommendations given for companies, there are indoor battery units and outdoor solar energy panels.
There are preparations for a winter that may pass with energy shortages in northern countries as well.
It is also known that banks in Denmark distribute blankets to their employees, and Deutsche Bank in Germany will cut off the hot water in its offices in Germany.
In the South African example, uninterrupted power systems and diesel-powered generators are used so that daily power outages do not interfere with operation.
CZECHIA REMOVES LAMPS IN GOVERNMENT APARTMENTS
The Czech Republic recently announced that half of the lamps in government offices were removed and the remaining old lamps were replaced with less consuming LED lamps.
The government stated that LED lighting is preferred not only in government offices but also in street lighting, and that the lighting of touristic places will be turned off after a certain time at night.
CHURCHES CAN BE CLOSED
According to the news in Sputnik International, Sweden has started to close some churches in order to reduce energy costs.
Such measures are being discussed in many parts of Sweden, especially in the south, where energy prices are highest, Markus Dahlberg, head of the Swedish Church’s cultural heritage department, told Dagens Nyheter newspaper.
Andreas Månsson, of the Lund diocese, announced that 150 of the diocese’s 540 churches may be closed completely or partially this winter to save energy.
THIS WINTER WILL BE HARD
Although European countries have taken strict austerity measures one after another, this winter is expected to be tough for the continent.
Although countries fill their gas tanks after Putin’s decision to cut back, these tanks are at a level that can keep most countries alive for a maximum of 3 months.