Analysis-Forget showering, it’s eat or heat for shocked Europeans hit by energy crisis

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By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Canan Sevgili LONDON (Reuters) – No more ironing, limited oven use and showering at work – Europeans are trying to keep their energy use down but the bills keep climbing. As wholesale gas and electricity prices surge, millions of people in Europe are now spending a record amount of their income on energy, data show. In the east England town of Grimsby, Philip Keetley didn’t turn on his cooling fan at home as Britain sweltered under a record heat-wave this summer. A look at his bank account showed he couldn’t afford to. “The cost of living has increased and yet you’…

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