Energy Diary

Like stepping back a century

Photo: Sergei Polezhaka

Photo: Sergei Polezhaka

Dotted throughout Bobritsya are houses that have changed very little over the past decades. Including some where a single fire serves for both heating and cooking. But not much heat makes it into the house, and it's not uncommon to find neighbours dressed as though they are about to head outdoors. Now that gas prices have risen so much, there's little chance the poorest people in the village will be able to make a change to more efficient heating. 

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by Marilyn Smith