Essay by Eric Worrall
Switzerland is considering imposing three year jail sentences on anyone who turns up the thermostat, if energy rationing is imposed.
Switzerland considers JAILING anyone who heats rooms above 19C for up to three years if the country is forced to ration gas due to Ukraine war
- The country could also give fines of up to 3,000 Swiss Francs (£2,667)
- In gas-heated buildings, water could not be heated to more than 60C (140F)
- Radiant heaters would be banned and saunas and swimming pools would have to be cold
- Likely that the proposed measures will be subject to challenges and disputes
PUBLISHED: 23:09 AEST, 7 September 2022 | UPDATED: 23:30 AEST, 7 September 2022
Switzerland is considering jailing anyone who heats their rooms above 19C for up to three years if the country is forced to ration gas due to the Ukraine war.
The country could also give fines to those who violate the proposed new regulations.
Speaking to Blick, Markus Sporndli, who is a spokesman for the Federal Department of Finance, explained that the rate for fines on a daily basis could start at 30 Swiss Francs (£26).
Switzerland is one of the top ranking countries in the World Economic Forum Energy Transition List. I guess the WEF neglected to explain their plan for a transition to cheaper renewable energy includes jail time if you actually try to use any of that “cheap” energy.
Update (EW): Corrected the format of the quoted article.