Classics: Deutsche Bank: summer will be hot ... for employees

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employees of Deutsche Bank will have to bear the heat a little more in German offices ... to support efforts against the energy crisis in the country, And perhaps also to achieve the financial objectives of the general manager Christian Sewing, the air conditioning will be reduced in the premises so as not to exceed 25 degrees, against 23 degrees currently. The toilets will only offer cold water and the fountain located in front of the head office of Frankfurt will be cut, said the bank in a press release.

These changes come as Germany faces an unprecedented energy crisis, after Russia has reduced the Western gas supply following the sanctions imposed with the conflict in Ukraine. A strong heat wave in the region has exacerbated the situation, pushing the prices of electricity to new heights.

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fewer office spaces

controlling energy consumption will also absorb the effects of inflation on the financial objectives of Deutsche Bank. The measures announced Tuesday, combined with the decision to extinguish or reduce lighting at night, should save almost 5 million kW/h of electricity per year, the equivalent of the consumption of 1,600 households Of two people, said the bank.

She also prepares measures to reduce the use of gas, pending government decisions. In this context, the office reduction plan should be crucial, Deutsche Bank aimed at reducing its 40% premises in Frankfurt and in the neighboring city of Eschborn by 2024.

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on its way to climate neutrality 2040, Deutsche Bahn undertook a first official test drive on Friday on the Niederrhein with a new hydrogen train. The train developed by Siemens with the name "Mireo Plus H" does not create an exhaust gas and has a range of up to 800 kilometers in the tested version. It is filled with climate-neutral hydrogen and only emits water vapor, as Deutsche Bahn and Siemens announced in Wegberg in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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