The government has approved draft legislation which will aim to save energy used in air conditioning across the country.
Unveiled after Monday’s cabinet meeting, the plans are part of a series of economic stability initiatives which aim to reduce energy consumption in public buildings, spaces and retail outlets.
Cooling will not be permitted to be set below 27oC whilst heating will have a mandatory maximum of 19oC. Premises which have open shopfronts will also be required to install automatic closing doors, and lighting in shop windows will be turned off at 10pm.
Alongside the changes, grants and subsidies to assist in the replacement of the use of fossil fuels to renewables will also be made available by the Government.