Coal Rides to Germany’s Rescue

Coal Rides to Germany’s Rescue: Berlin braces for a cutoff of Russian gas, but the nuclear power taboo remains..

Coal Rides, Germany

In Germany even the energy emergencies are well-organized. So it is that Berlin Thursday moved into the second of three phases in what is meant to be an orderly procedure for managing fuel shortages this winter. They hope.

Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck raised the alert level amid a reduction in natural gas shipments from Russia. Moscow says a mechanical part is stranded in Canada due to Western sanctions imposed after Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine invasion, but everyone else knows better.

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