Spain Bans Air Conditioning Dropping Below 27°C
Responding to Europe’s energy crisis, Spain has controversially banned air conditioning from dropping below 27°C (80.6°F) in the summer.
The new government decree, which applies to a whole host of public buildings as well as shops and other venues, will also stop heating from being raised above 19°C during the winter.
“The rules will be mandatory in all public and commercial buildings, including bars, cinemas, theatres, airports and train stations,” reports EuroNews.
Ominously, the report also notes that the action is “extended as a recommendation to Spanish households,” meaning it could one day become mandatory similar to hosepipe bans and be enforced by fines.
The government passed the bill to meet a demand by the European Union to “limit dependency on Russian gas.”