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Italy Sets Plan to Cut Gas Consumption by 7% Through March

Italy is targeting a reduction in natural gas consumption through the winter season by increasing the use of coal, turning down heating across the country, and pushing to change citizens’ habits, according to a document circulated by the ministry for ecological transition. 

As the country faces the prospect of paying twice as much for energy imports as it did a year ago, outgoing Prime Minister Mario Draghi has outlined a new savings plan.