First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy Igor Ananskikh commented in an interview with RT on the statement of the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen that Europe can replace gas supplies via Nord Stream if citizens lower the heating temperature or change the temperature regime of the air conditioner by two degrees .
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“Certainly, this is rhetoric. It must be understood that not all citizens will support her statement, and some may and will deliberately raise the temperature in the premises. Most importantly, the main consumers of gas are industrial enterprises. Europe, first of all, France and Germany are industrial powers, without Russian gas, enterprises will simply stand up, ”Ananskikh recalled.
The MP added that in this regard, many Europeans will lose their jobs.
“This is a populist statement that will not lead to anything good,” the parliamentarian explained.
Earlier, the head of the EC said that Europe could replace gas supplies via Nord Stream if citizens lower the heating temperature or change the temperature regime of the air conditioner by two degrees.
On June 9, Russian gas supplies via Nord Stream were reduced due to planned technical work. According to Gazprom, the supply volumes were limited due to the untimely return of equipment from repair by Siemens.