Some Germans are resorting to cold showers and air-drying laundry as Russian energy cuts send electricity bills skyrocketing 600%

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2022
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Germans are cutting back on oil-fueled modern luxuries in hopes that rationing today can help prevent blackouts down the line as a bleak winter without Russian gas looms. 

Some residents say they are taking cold showers, air-drying their laundry, and switching to LED lightbulbs to deal with the energy crisis spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, The Local, a German news outlet, reported earlier in September. 

"We are not using our dryer; taking cooler, shorter showers, and plan to only heat two rooms in our house this winter," a 39-year-old...

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