Greek parliament to turn off lights to save energy
The decision was made by parliament’s head Kostas Tasoulas who said all lights in the front and sides of the building will be shut off but security lighting will remain on. He did not say how long the exercise would last.
Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas told Mega TV that the government has been subsidizing electricity bills since June. "We will continue to subsidize all bills and all monthly consumptions and all households with one difference: The lower the consumption, the greater subsidy,” he said.
“Even someone with high consumption, if they manage to reduce energy consumption by 15%, they will receive an additional subsidy,” he said. “This is feasible since authorities have comparable data with the previous year's consumption.”