Smart Meters: Italy Limits AC As Energy Shortages Loom

“Operation Thermostat” has dystopian overtones as Italy suffers the cost of depending on Russia to deliver energy for cooling, heating and cooking. Steep fines are eyed for violators to turn their thermostats below 23C over the next 12 months. PM Draghi. a former Trilateral Commission member, says it the price citizens have to pay for peace in Ukraine.