Germany triggers ‘alert level’ of emergency gas plan, sees high risk of long-term supply shortages

Habeck has previously warned the situation is going to be “really tight in winter” without precautionary measures to prevent a gas supply shortage. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Germany has declared it is moving to the so-called “alert level” of its emergency gas plan, as reduced Russian flows exacerbate fears of a … Read more

Germany turns to coal as Russia throttles gas supplies

Germany plans to compensate for a cut in Russian gas supplies by increasing the burning of coal — the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel in terms of emissions. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Germany has said the deteriorating gas market situation means Europe’s largest economy must limit the use of natural gas for electricity production … Read more