Energy demand

Gas crisis reignites Germany’s nuclear power debate – POLITICO

BERLIN — The prospect of gas shortages this winter has triggered a tussle over nuclear power within Germany’s governing coalition. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD) and the traditionally anti-nuclear Greens of Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck oppose any delay to the scheduled switching off Germany’s three remaining nuclear power plants by the end …

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Europe needs energy solidarity — not a North-South rift – POLITICO

Simone Tagliapietra is a senior fellow at Bruegel. Last week, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen issued the clearest possible warning: “Russia is blackmailing us . . . using gas as a weapon.” Her alert came as the Commission proposed a “Save gas for a safe winter” package, instructing members countries to swiftly and …

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