It’s hard to put a good spin on this story, and I think it would be wholly dishonest to do so. This is the government broadcasting that it’s cool with less warmth in winter, less AC in summer, and a broad reduction in living standards, because it’s too hard to either put up with nuclear power or find an alternative that works. No Christmas cheer here.
The government further advises that eating soup will help you keep warm. It’s 2011. I think a lot of people over there understand it’s been a bad year, but they thought they outgrew this kind of thing decades ago. – J