WARSAW, September 15 — PRIME. Poland’s Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskva said she lowered the temperature in her house to 17 degrees.
Speaking on the radio station Zet, Moscow assured that “Polish consumers should not be afraid of a shortage of gas, electricity, coal, wood and other sources of heat,” but called for saving energy. “We have a lot to learn when it comes to good skills of turning off lights, heating at lower temperatures in common areas in homes. There is a lot we can do… develop a savings program,” Moscow said.
She stated that in her house she lowered the temperature to 17 degrees Celsius in the common areas. “I did it even earlier. I lowered the temperature in the house. I function at 17 degrees in common areas and 19 in more used rooms,” the minister said.
“You can get used to it. This is a healthy temperature for the body,” the minister added.
In April, Poland completely banned the import of coal from Russia, which had a dramatic impact on the availability of coal on the market and on its price. The cost of a ton of coal from private suppliers exceeds 3,000 zlotys (about $640). The Ministry of Climate and Environment of Poland in the current situation in early July canceled for 60 days the requirements for the quality of coal used for heating.