Switzerland’s Environment Minister Suggests People Shower Together to Save Energy

Switzerland’s environment minister is facing backlash after recommending that people shower together in an effort to cut energy consumption this winter and fend off power cuts.
Simonetta Sommaruga, 62, suggested that people “turn off the computer when you don’t need it, or turn off lights, or shower together” as part of her measures promoting a 15 percent energy consumption reduction, The Times of London reported.
Her suggestions were in response to questions on the government’s campaign by readers of 20 Minuten, the Swiss newspaper, according to the report.
Authorities in Switzerland, which imports 75 percent of its gas from Germany, announced in August that they are aiming to cut energy consumption by 15 percent from October 2022 to the end of March 2023, compared to the average consumption of the last five years….

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