The Government brings forward the meeting with the communities on the energy saving plan to this Monday with the presence of Ribera and Maroto

The Government has convened the regional councilors this Monday morning at the Sectoral Conference on Energy, Industry and Commerce, in which the communities and town councils also participate, to discuss the energy saving legislation approved last Monday. The meeting called for the next day, Tuesday, with the autonomous communities has been cancelled.

The highest regional representatives in matters of Energy, Tourism and Trade, as well as the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), have been summoned to the meeting on Monday, which will be held electronically, the Ministry for Ecological Transition has reported. The meeting will be chaired by the Vice President and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, together with the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, and the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen.

The so-called "Shock Plan for energy saving and management in air conditioning" provides, among other measures, for the adjustment of thermostats in administrative buildings, commercial and cultural spaces, train and bus stations and airports. In summer, specifically, it establishes a minimum temperature of 27 degrees, with flexibility depending on the type of establishment and labor legislation.

In addition to controlling the thermostat, the lights in the shop windows must be turned off after 10:00 p.m. and the lighting in public spaces when they are not in use, while their doors must be closed when the heating systems are working. heating or cooling. In this sense, by September 30, these establishments should have a system for closing doors.

The plan approved by the Government is part of the European Union's strategy to reduce energy consumption in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the expectation that in the coming months the supply of Russian gas may be affected.

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