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
Other sources in the info box on Youtube.

Germany’s New Vapid Fight Against Speech

A new data protection bill was accepted by the shared committee of both chambers of the German parliament (Vermittlungsausschuss, consolidation committee). The bill is therefore highly likely to become law. And as all newspaper articles pointed out immediately the effort serves one purpose and one purpose alone: to remove the legal obstacles to another hate speech law.
Fortunately the law will be unpractical for the purpose. in the video I will run you through the details.

The sources are in the description box on Youtube.

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