Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on Friday to follow suit and not wear a tie, in order to reduce energy bills by using fewer air conditioners.
“I would like to point out that I do not wear a tie,” Sanchez said, showing his open shirt at a news conference in Madrid. “This means we can all save energy,” the prime minister said, who said he had asked his ministers, government officials as well as the private sector to do the same.
“If you haven’t already, I’d like you not to wear a tie if you don’t have to,” he told the companies. “In this way we can also contribute to the energy savings that are so much needed in our country.”
The head of government usually wears a stylish suit during his public appearances, especially during press conferences.
Urgent Action Series
He also announced that the government would adopt “a series of urgent measures” to save energy in the Cabinet on Monday “in line with what other European countries are doing.” However, he did not give details.
Spain has recently taken several measures to reduce its energy bill as part of efforts requested by Brussels to end its dependence on Russian gas.
Less air conditioning, more remote work
For example, civil servants are encouraged to work remotely to reduce the use of air conditioning in public buildings and the air conditioning should not be below 27 degrees. The measures are part of an energy efficiency plan that has been in place since the end of May. Heating in public buildings should not exceed 19 degrees in winter.
See also: Energy Expert: “Really use less energy”
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