Italy asks public to save energy

The Italian government called on the public Tuesday to reduce heating use by one hour a day and lower thermostats by 1 degree Celsius to help conserve energy after a reduction in natural gas supplies from Russia.

Industry Minister Claudio Scajola announced the steps at a news conference after a Cabinet meeting to discuss what to do about the reduction in &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/354/16712_gas.html' target=_blank>gas from Russia.