In France, leaving the door open in air-conditioned shops will face a fine of up to 750 euros. There will also be restrictions on illuminated ads. French Energy Transformation Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said the regulations were supposed to oblige companies to save energy.

Companies are supposed to save energy

The new regulations will state that shop owners will have to turn off light advertisements between 1 and 6 a.m., except for buildings in airports and railway stations. Such a ban is already in effect in cities with fewer than 800,000 inhabitants.

Pannier-Runacher told the Journal du Dimanche that keeping the doors open in air-conditioned shops increases energy consumption by 20%. and “unreasonable”.

The government intends to conduct an information campaign directed at merchants, then impose fines of up to 750 euros for leaving the door open.

As the BBC notes, France You continue to be exposed to extreme heat, which increases the need for air conditioning.

Macron: France must prepare for shortages

president Emmanuel Macron He said it on France’s national holiday, July 14 Russia Gas and oil are used as weapons, so the French must become independent of Russian supplies and prepare for energy shortages.

He stressed the need for companies, public administration and citizens to start saving energy.

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