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Danish Banks Hand Out Blankets as Offices Turn Down Heating

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Danish banks are handing out blankets to help staff cope with lower office temperatures introduced as part of a push to cut energy usage. 

The Nordic country is capping heating at 19 degrees Celsius in government buildings and has encouraged private companies to follow suit amid worries the European energy crisis will result in blackouts. Almost all of Denmark’s major banks have followed suit and lowered temperatures, according to a poll conducted by local media outlet FinansWatch.