On Dimming the Eiffel Tower

Casey Noller
5 min readOct 11, 2022

The French government has just publicized its biggest energy conservation measures in decades as part of an effort in Europe to save power as Russia cuts gas supplies.

In short, this means:

  • Thermostats turned down to 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) in all public and private buildings. Essentially, everywhere.
  • Cooler showers in homes and hotels.
  • No hot water flowing in public buildings.
  • Increasing car-pooling and bike-riding.
  • Cutting all…



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