Cold showers, no lights: Europe saves as Russian gas wanes


              Police stop and question members of the collective "On the Spot" in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. The collective had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Hadj Benhalima from the collective "On the Spot" is watched by fellow activists during a night of action where they will attempt to extinguish the lights of dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Hadj Benhalima from the collective "On the Spot" makes a headstand during a night of action where they will attempt to extinguish the lights of dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Kevin Ha, from the collective "On the Spot" poses for a picture in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. Engineer Kevin Ha and his equally nimble friends had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Jean Christophe Froment from the the collective "On the Spot" climbs up a building to extinguish the lights of a storefront in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Kevin Ha from the collective "On the Spot" prepares to clamber up a storefront to turn off the lights in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. Engineer Kevin Ha and his equally nimble friends had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              An activist from the collective "On the Spot" climbs up a building as they attempt to extinguish the lights on dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. The collective had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              A member from the collective "On the Spot" walks past the illuminated storefront of a car showroom in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. The collective had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Light from an electric control box that the collective "On the Spot" uses to extinguish the lights on dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Members from the the collective "On the Spot" cross the Champs Elysees during a night of action where they will extinguish the lights on dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Members from the collective "On the Spot" look to switch off the lights of a storefront in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. The collective had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Kevin Ha from the collective "On the Spot" climbs to turn off the lights of a store in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. Engineer Kevin Ha and his equally nimble friends had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Activists from the collective "On the Spot" climb up a building during a night of action where they will extinguish the lights on dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. The collective had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Activists from the collective "On the Spot" chat before embarking on a night of action where they will extinguish the lights on dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. The collective had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Activists from the collective "On the Spot" walk by the Arc de Triomphe, during a night of action where they will extinguish the lights on dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Hadj Benhalima from the the collective "On the Spot" jumps to turn off lights during a night of action where they will extinguish the lights on dozens of storefronts in Paris, Friday, July 29, 2022. The collective had been acting against wasteful businesses in Paris long before Russia started cutting energy supplies to Europe in a battle of wills over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. As such, the campaigners were precursors of the energy economy drive becoming all the rage in France, Germany and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
Cold showers, no lights: Europe saves as Russian gas wanes