Energy crisis key to Italy’s election — but not conservation


              A woman works in a textile industry in Guanzate, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. Never in an Italian election campaign has energy been such a central talking point.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A woman works in a textile industry in Guanzate, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. Never in an Italian election campaign has energy been such a central talking point. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A man works in a textile industry in Guanzate, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. Never in an Italian election campaign has energy been such a central talking point. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Men work in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The family-run group has passed some of the additional energy cost on to customers, but business remains more uncertain than ever as inflationary pressure on raw materials is putting a freeze on the construction industry that Giambarini supplies. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A man works in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Men work in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The family-run group has passed some of the additional energy cost on to customers, but business remains more uncertain than ever as inflationary pressure on raw materials is putting a freeze on the construction industry that Giambarini supplies. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A man works in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A man works in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The family-run group has passed some of the additional energy cost on to customers, but business remains more uncertain than ever as inflationary pressure on raw materials is putting a freeze on the construction industry that Giambarini supplies. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A woman works in a textile industry in Guanzate, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. Never in an Italian election campaign has energy been such a central talking point. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A man works in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A man works in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A man works in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The family-run group has passed some of the additional energy cost on to customers, but business remains more uncertain than ever as inflationary pressure on raw materials is putting a freeze on the construction industry that Giambarini supplies. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Men work in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              A man works in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Men work in a galvanizing plant in Cambiano, northern Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Zinc baths at Giambarini Group's galvanizing plants in northern Italy must remain super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as gas prices spike. The energy crisis facing Italian industry and households is a top voter concern going into Sunday's parliamentary elections as fears grow that astronomically high bills will shutter some businesses and force household rationing by winter. Never in an Italian election campaign has energy been such a central talking point. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Energy crisis key to Italy’s election — but not conservation