[단독] Energy crisis this winter, special measures

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It seems that this year public institutions will have to face a colder winter than usual.

The government is preparing a plan to reduce the indoor heating temperature of public institutions by 17 degrees compared to the previous one.

And these measures are just the beginning.

First of all, reporter Kim Yoon-mi reported only.

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A trade imbalance countermeasures meeting was held this morning.

Suddenly the Deputy Prime Minister of the Economy brought up energy conservation.

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“As the uncertainty of supply and demand and the price of energy in the future is high, we will draw up a plan for energy conservation and improving efficiency in the near future.”

what kind of countermeasure?

As a result of the MBC’s comment, it was confirmed that the government is strongly considering lowering the indoor heating temperature of public institutions this winter from 18 degrees to 17 degrees.

The ‘Public Institutions Energy Regulations’ created in 2011 state that the cooling temperature of public institutions in the summer should be 28 degrees or higher and the heating temperature in the winter should be 18 degrees or less.

This means we are going to lower it by one grade.

The reason the government is doing this is because there are concerns about a global energy crisis this winter.

In particular, natural gas is a problem.

As Russia restricts gas supplies to Europe, natural gas prices have risen eightfold compared to two years ago.

There is a crisis in the winter heating.

For energy such as heating and cooling in Korean buildings, electricity accounts for 52% and city gas accounts for 40%.

Although the government is holding down electricity and gas rates, it cannot reduce demand in this way.

A person in charge of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said, “In the end, we have to reduce demand through energy conservation.” He said, “We intend to introduce a target for saving to public institutions first, and the private sector. The sector will also carry out a campaign.”

It’s not just Korean.

Europe is already in a quasi-war situation.

Germany started switching off the lights of Berlin’s famous Brandenburg Gate, which was illuminated for 24 hours, from 12 pm, and decided to limit the indoor temperature of public buildings to 19 degrees.

Switzerland even considers a criminal penalty for not complying with the 19 degree heating temperature in public institutions.

This is MBC Kim Yoon-mi.

Kim Kyung-bae video comment / Park Hye-rin video editing

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