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Saturday, 02 July 2022 07:41 GMT

Germany might revive coal power plants


(MENAFN) German Economy Minister Robert Habeck is going to issue an emergency ruling to permit the federal government to recall the coal-powered and oil-fired facilities if there was gas lack.

The strategy, which will likely be publicized on Tuesday, is targeted at plummeting the dangers of possible gas deficits if supplies from Russia are stopped, Bloomberg reports quoting the planned rule.

According to the draft law seen by the agency “This request for additional coal-fired power generation only occurs when there is a gas shortage, or if there is a threat of a gas shortage and the gas consumption in power generation has to be reduced.”

Germany has nearly six gigawatts of facilities that are currently part of a national reserve, many of which were alleged to be shut down by 2030 over the coal phase-out program.

In line with the decree “We must complete the phase-out of coal in Germany by 2030. This is more important than ever in the current crisis.”

But, it then declared “On the way there, we have to strengthen our precautions and keep coal-fired power plants in the reserves for longer in the short term.”

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