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12:02 a.m.: Belgium introduced measures to deal with hovering power costs, together with cuts to public buildings’ energy consumption and a proposal to tax the surplus income of power firms, Reuters reported.
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo stated on Wednesday the heating in public buildings shall be restricted to 19 levels Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) and air con use decreased, whereas lighting of workplaces and monuments shall be switched off at 7 p.m. Talks will proceed to resolve on turning off lights on highways and in cities at sure hours.
The federal authorities additionally determined to increase a decreased 6% VAT fee for fuel and electrical energy and a particular power fee for the poor till the top of the primary quarter of 2023.
It additionally stated it could current by the top of September a proposal to tax the surplus income of power firms.
Some info on this report got here from Reuters.