German Economic Affairs Minister Robert Habeck wants to further prepare Germany for a possible end to Russian gas supplies and expand the number of coal-fired power plants in reserve for this purpose. If a gas shortage occurs or threatens, gas consumption in power generation is to be significantly reduced by means of a “malus“, as was heard from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs on Tuesday. A corresponding bill went to the departmental vote yesterday. In addition, a “sprinter program” is to promote the construction of new hydrogen power plants through the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).
Continue reading now
Get 30 days of free access to the Decision Brief to read these and more quality news every day.
Are you already a guest at the Europe.Table? Log in now