|Worried about an energy crisis this winter? Don’t “whine about it.” At least, that’s what Germans were told by a top politician.
Many Europeans are concerned about power cuts this winter amid a squeeze in energy supplies. Meanwhile, the advice from former finance minister and president of the country’s government, Wolfgang Schäuble: “Just put on a sweater, or maybe a second sweater.”
Speaking with Bild-TV, Schäuble added that “you don’t have to whine about it, you have to recognize that a lot of things can’t be taken for granted.”
Governments are taking steps to keep energy use to a minimum, with many European nations switching off their holiday lights over winter — and some are even burning garbage to keep warm. However, should power cuts occur during freezing temperatures, Schäuble said “always have a few candles, matches and a flashlight at home.”
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