France orders air-conditioned shops to close their doors – with fines

The French government is set to force all air-conditioned shops to close their doors and switch off illuminated advertising overnight, in a bid to cut energy use.  

Energy Transition Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher says it’s “absurd” that leaving doors open while the air conditioning is running can lead to 20% more energy consumption. 

Businesses which break the ban, due to come into force in the next few days when Pannier-Runacher issues new decrees, will face a €750 fine.

France orders air-conditioned shops to close their doors – with fines if they leave them open | Euronews

France orders air-conditioned shops to close their doors – with fines if they leave them open | Euronews