The Senate of the city-state of Berlin has decided to turn off the night lighting this Wednesday. About 200 monuments of the German capital saving electricity in the context of the war in Ukraine, according to local media reports.
Wednesday night to Thursday, qBerlin Cathedral, Santa Maria Church and the Old Palace, among other buildings, will go dark.
this Victory Column, Red Town Hall, German State Opera and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Statues in the Tiergarten park will also be added to the list in the coming days.
“Given the war against Ukraine and the energy threats from Russia It is important that we be particularly careful with our energy.,” said Environment Senator Bettina Jarash, according to regional network RBB.
Jarasch explained The total consumption of night lighting of Berlin monuments represents about 200,000 kilowatts per yearIt amounts to an expense of 40,000 euros, so the measure is highly symbolic.
On the contrary, The seat of the lower house of parliament in the former Reichstag building will remain illuminated for now.Although a Bundestag spokesperson recently reported that an energy saving scheme has been activated.