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German official offered to wipe himself with a rag instead of a shower

German official offered to wipe himself with a rag instead of a shower

The Prime Minister of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann (Green Party), as part of saving electricity and gas, proposes to heat only one room in a residential building and wipe himself with a damp cloth instead of a shower.

“The washcloth is a useful invention,” Kretschman said. According to the politician, in this way you can stop “constantly taking a shower.”


Krechman noted that by his own example he shows the possibilities to save as much energy as possible.

“I have an electric car, I have a huge solar panel on my roof,” the politician stressed. For a quarter of a century, it has been heating water using solar energy, and in the entire room it has been heating only one living room, Kretschman added.


“It’s even more useful when you don’t have the same temperature everywhere in your house,” he added.


An energy collapse is currently forecast in Germany in the winter due to a possible cessation of Russian gas supplies. Economics Minister Robert Habek and the head of the Federal Grid Agency, Klaus Müller, have repeatedly urged the citizens of the country to reduce their electricity consumption in order to save money.