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PremierLeague-News.Com- A new set of energy-saving measures bans air conditioning from being set lower than 27C in the summer
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Brits visiting Spain will "roast" under strict rules banning air conditioning from being set lower than 27C in the summer, a tourism expert has warned. A new set of energy-saving measures approved by the country will also prevent heating from being raised above 19C in winter. The rules, which comes into force next week, apply to bars, restaurants, and shops as well as public transport systems and transport centres. Only hotel rooms are exempt from the changes as they are considered private spaces, the Mirror reports. The new laws, which will also see lights going off in shop fronts and empty government offices from 10pm, are in place until November 2023. They are part of Spain's drive to reduce its gas consumption by 7pc under a recent European Union agreement to limit dependency on Russian gas. READ MORE: Police kill dog on the loose after it attacks two people in Rochdale street The regulations could prove challenging to tourists visiting the country as sweltering temperatures of more than 42C have been forecast in Spain. Francisco Salado, the president of Costa del Sol's tourism board, described the measures as a "direct attack on everything we’ve worked hard to achieve". He also suggested the laws had been drafted by a "Martian".
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. "We want satisfied tourists, not roasted tourists or holidaymakers who are afraid of walking down dark streets. The decree has been designed and formulated behind the backs of economic agents and the productive, social and climatic reality of our country."
The measures have drawn criticism from the president of Costa del Sol's tourism board
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Spain is hugely popular with British tourists and the country expects an influx of 18 million people every year. It is one of the hottest European countries in summer. It has already seen two heat waves this year with temperatures often surpassing 40C for several days in a row. As part of a wider drive to cut energy bills, ecologists have also noted the importance of turning down the use of gas and non-renewables as heatwaves strike across the globe and the world faces a climate emergency. Javier Andaluz, Head of Ecologists in Action, said: "The measures are adequate but also insufficient and too late. It’s sad this is being imposed as an exceptional circumstance and a sacrifice for the war in Ukraine, when they are necessary and common-sense measures that should be taken because of the climate emergency and the energy crisis we are experiencing." Read more of today's top stories here READ NEXT: Mystery of ex-Wigan Warriors star 'in really bad place' when he vanished six months ago From bedsheets over the entrance way to an 18th anniversary double header - the incredible story of Manchester-based wrestling company FutureShock 12 pictures of life in Strangeways before the riots which rocked Britain Man embroiled in row with 'petty' neighbour has perfect response after they built fence Inside the stunning dream homes that were bought for just £1