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13 Aug 2018

Heat wave sends air-con sales soaring

RP Online

The heat wave gripping Germany has seen households and businesses across Germany purchase record numbers of air conditioners, RP Online reports. The Fachverband Gebäude-Klima (FGK), an association with 300 member companies active in the building and indoor air quality sectors, expects more than 200,000 air conditioners to be installed in 2018, compared to a normal annual sales range of 150,000 to 160,000, the article says. Because air conditioners typically use a lot of power, greater domestic demand could push up Germany’s CO2 emissions, according to the article.

Read the article in German here.

For more on CLEW’s coverage of the heat wave, read the articles Hot summer turns up the heat on Germany’s coal commission and Germany’s power system weathers heat wave despite fossil plant curbs.

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