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Spain bans setting the AC below 27 degrees Celsius

Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 10:00am
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A decree published on Tuesday morning in the official state gazette and scheduled to go into effect next week mandates that air conditioning in public places be set at or above 27 degrees Celsius (about 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and that doors of those buildings remain closed to save energy.

Those public places include offices, shops, bars, theaters, airports, and train stations. The decree is being extended as a recommendation to all Spanish households. The rules include maintaining heating at or below 19 degrees Celsius (about 66 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter and will remain in place at least through November 2023.

https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/3/23291066/spain-bans-setting-air-conditioning-below-27-degrees-celsius


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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 10:34am

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 10:34am

Lukas wrote on Thu Aug 4, 2022 10:00am:

A decree published on Tuesday morning in the official state gazette and scheduled to go into effect next week mandates that air conditioning in public places be set at or above 27 degrees Celsius (about 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and that doors of those buildings remain closed to save energy.

Those public places include offices, shops, bars, theaters, airports, and train stations. The decree is being extended as a recommendation to all Spanish households. The rules include maintaining heating at or below 19 degrees Celsius (about 66 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter and will ...

A good idea to save energy but it would be impossible to police the use if it was extended to private households. 

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 11:03am

As Tebo53 said, good luck policing that. Although i have a sneaky suspicion that this it what the smart meter is really for going into the future. 

27C won't even take the edge off in most places IMO.

And all to save energy? Why do we need to do that? Maybe, the need has arisen because of the self inflicted wound caused by various Governments (including Spain) popularising the use of electric cars, and electric scooters.

I think this will get some resistance. 

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 11:16am

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 11:16am

Fredp77 wrote on Thu Aug 4, 2022 11:03am:

As Tebo53 said, good luck policing that. Although i have a sneaky suspicion that this it what the smart meter is really for going into the future. 

27C won't even take the edge off in most places IMO.

And all to save energy? Why do we need to do that? Maybe, the need has arisen because of the self inflicted wound caused by various Governments (including Spain) popularising the use of electric cars, and electric scooters.

I think this will get some resistance. 

We need to do this because people are needlessly scared of nuclear energy + because of big oil lobbying which prevents research and development of gen 4 reactors. Nuclear power is the future, it is the perfect and clean solution.

The move to e-mobility is only a piece of the puzzle.

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 3:53pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 3:53pm

27c is perfectly fine by me day or night, it's the lowest we ever need to go.

Typically (and right now in fact) we're sitting very comfortably at 28c.

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 3:56pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 3:56pm

Hello

 The Torrevieja bus fleet are already doing their bit it seems.....Been on 6 buses in 2 days & little or no aircon on any of them   Situation not helped by some nationalities,  who don't understand how  air con works  & start opening all the windows when they get on!!    Just got home so  27C will great for me right now.......

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 3:56pm

Hello

 The Torrevieja bus fleet are already doing their bit it seems.....Been on 6 buses in 2 days & little or no aircon on any of them   Situation not helped by some nationalities,  who don't understand how  air con works  & start opening all the windows when they get on!!    Just got home so  27C will great for me right now.......

Cheers

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 10:18pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 10:18pm

elinspain wrote on Thu Aug 4, 2022 3:56pm:

Hello

 The Torrevieja bus fleet are already doing their bit it seems.....Been on 6 buses in 2 days & little or no aircon on any of them   Situation not helped by some nationalities,  who don't understand how  air con works  & start opening all the windows when they...

... get on!!    Just got home so  27C will great for me right now.......

Cheers

Elinspain

As you said,  little or No air con at all on on any of the busses, that might explain why (some nationalities) are opening the windows. Why does it come down to certain nationalities being too thick to understand how Air con works, they are likely just too hot!. With little or no air on on their bus.

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 10:57pm

I wonder how much energy could be saved and pollution prevented if the yanks stopped dropping bombs around the world? 🤔

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Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2022 11:33pm

Aikidoamigo wrote on Thu Aug 4, 2022 10:57pm:

I wonder how much energy could be saved and pollution prevented if the yanks stopped dropping bombs around the world? 🤔

Yanks dropping bombs around the world? I think it’s pretty obvious who are dropping bombs at the moment, and it isn’t the “Yanks”

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