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'Shower as a couple to save energy'. The proposal of the Swiss minister that stopped the controversy today, but not 37 years ago

'Shower as a couple to save energy'. The proposal of the Swiss

This was a statement by the Ministry of the Environment, which has provoked a lot of reaction.

Simonetta Sommaruga has caused quite a bit of controversy throughout the country. The 62-year-old politician spoke at the beginning of the month during an interview with the daily 20 Minuten.

'Shower as a couple to save energy'. The proposal of the Swiss
Simonetta Sommaruga

While explaining what measures the government might take in the coming months to cut consumption by 15% (a plan Switzerland is drawing up), Sommaruga suggested "turning off the computer when not needed, or turning off the lights, or take a shower together."

In fact, it is not the first time that such an idea has appeared in Switzerland: in 1985, as reported by the Times, the Federal Office of Energy published a brochure proposing combined showers to save and the slogan: "Less waste and pleasure double. ". But this time the proposal was not accepted willingly, especially by some feminist associations.

Geraldine Savary, editor of the women's magazine Femina, accused the government of wanting to "manage private life, down to the most trivial details" and suggested, in an editorial, that the Swiss should make love every morning to warm up in order to don't turn the heat back on to warm up, take a quick shower together and head to the office "side by side, after leaving your car, motorcycle and e-bike in the garage," she wrote wryly.