The decree of Government under the guise of “energy efficiency” measures could become a calvary for many businesses in Seville, who see how the Executive of Pedro Sánchez wants them to limit the air conditioning at 27 degrees. If they put their devices at this level, as many merchants and workers in Seville admit, they would practically remain no customers. And it is that there are many places that, under a sun that squeezes in Seville above 40 degrees, are forced to put their air conditioners below 20 degrees in order to have a decent temperature. OKDIARIO Andalusia has been able to see first-hand the impossibility of Sevillian merchants to comply with Sánchez’s decree.
“Honestly, it depends on the moment. We are changing it. But at 27 degrees it is impossible», points out a merchant from the center of Seville, in whose premises it is already difficult to spend more than 10 minutes. “I have it now set at 18 degrees,” acknowledges the jewelry worker, which shows us how, even so, the situation is practically “unbearable”. And it is that the windows are practically burning, which makes it really impossible to put an air conditioner at 27 degrees in this business, as required by the Government. “I’m going to open the window for you where it’s hottest. When you entered, did you notice it was cool?”, the worker asks us, to whom we have to answer that, indeed, what has been noticed is the opposite sensation. “At 27 the Lord has said Sánchez we have to put it, right? Is she going to come to my house too to tell me how much I have to put it at? », Questions the joyera.
“We have it to 25 degrees», admits the employee of another business in Seville, who admits that they have tried to put it at 27 degrees out of curiosity and have made sure that «it is impossible» to work in those conditions. “I have it at 19 degrees,” they tell us in another business. The next, to 21; and the next to 19. «We have it at 23. We usually have it 19… But at 27 it is impossible”, they explain to OKDIARIO Andalusia in another place.
«I have it to 24 degrees. At 27 you can’t, because to begin with the customers complain,” the owner of another shop in Seville tells us. “I have it at 22. And more than 22 is that we cannot. It is at 22 and we have a thermal sensation of 27. I have to put it at 22 so that it is at 27. If I put it at 27, this is at 40 degrees”, laments another employee from the Seville capital.
And it is that there is absolute consensus between the workers and business owners of the center of Sevilla: complying with the government’s energy efficiency decree is impossible in the Seville capital. To fulfill it, they would have to do without their clients. What Sánchez asks, in Seville, is a utopia.