This is how European countries prepare for a winter with record high electricity prices

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In the French capital Paris, monuments and buildings are switched off earlier than normal – so is the Eiffel Tower. For the shop owner who has the front door open while the air conditioning is on, a hefty fine awaits.

In German cities, the lighting of streets and attractions is turned down to prepare for the winter, and in Great Britain, companies are asked to throttle all non-essential energy consumption.

To find similar measures in Sweden, you need to go back to the 70s and the oil crisis – see more in the feature above.

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