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Germany is considering a slower exit from coal-powered energy if Russia stops gas deliveries to Europe, economy minister Robert Habeck told public radio Deutschlandfunk.
The words from Habeck clearly indicate the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on Germany’s planned shift to a zero carbon economy.
“Short term it may be that, as a precaution and in order to be prepared for the worst, we have to keep coal-powered plants on standby and maybe even let them operate,” said the minister.
Earlier this week, Germany had halted the certification of the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea gas pipeline project, designed to double the flow of Russian gas direct to Germany.
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