Normal temperatures are set to return by the start of October when wind generation will increase too. Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg An Arctic chill that’s blowing across western Europe through next week will be the first test of how willing people are to delay switching on the heating in a bid to save energy and ease household budgets. Temperatures in London will be almost 5 degrees Celsius below average, falling as low as 6.5 degrees Celsius overnight on Sept. 27, according to forecaster Maxar Technologies Inc. Frankfurt, Germany will be 3.5 degrees Celsius below usual levels on Sept. 28 while parts of France and Spain will also face temperatures 3-4 degrees lower than the seasonal norm. Grid operators are drawing up plans for how to ration energy if necessary this winter. With options maxed out to replace Russian supplies of natural gas, the onus is on reducing demand. Ideally, this […]

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