Fearing fuel shortages, Berlin could turn lights out at monuments

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Are the lights about to go out at Berlin’s landmarks? Amid fears that power shortages are about to become the order of the day due to a feared cut-off of Russian gas, Berlin’s Senate is expected to weigh in sometime in the coming month whether to turn the lights off at central tourist attractions, like the Brandenburg gate. “It is an option,” said Mayor Klaus Lederer on Tuesday. City Development Senator Andreas Geisel added that the state should act as a role model when it came to cutting down on electricity and heating. Lederer also said that the energy crisis, together with the rising cost o…

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