April power crisis can be avoided
We are reading a lot about the power shortage that might occur at the beginning of April. Contingency plans are being drawn up and people are being asked to use less electricity. It's a good time for the manufacturers of portable generators.
One measure I haven't yet seen mentioned is government offices turning their air-conditioning systems up from 18 degrees to 24 or 25. This will not only reduce power consumption by a considerable amount, but will also save the poor half-frozen staff from wearing anoraks or pullovers, which they subsequently need to wash - thus saving even more energy! Other offices should also take note, including the British Embassy, where I almost froze waiting in the Consular Section last week!