Government Wants To Know How Much We Heat

The Bundesrat (roughly comparable to the US Senate) has passed a law to monitor our heating habits. The lawmakers say that they want us to learn how to heat ‘consciously’ (German: bewussten und sparsamen Umgang mit Wärmeenergie anzuregen). A snitching, remotely accessible heating meter is to be mandated on all new installments and existing heaters will be fitted with one by the end of 2026 at the latest. On our utility bills we will not only see our energy use compared to that of the previous year, but also to the AVERAGE of OTHER RESIDENTS.

The main article: https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2021-11/heizkostenverordnung-bundesrat-abstimmung-monatliche-informierung-mieter
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3 thoughts on “Government Wants To Know How Much We Heat”

    1. I fear that it will play a role. Oh, my goodness, have our politicians learned to love bossing us around. Them knowing how much an average person is supposed to heat in what area of the city will most certainly open gates to bullying. I am under the impression that a lot of the stuff which is going on right now is just about people who love to be utter bullies!

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