A truck being loaded with coal. Germany is planning to use more of the polluting fossil fuel as it feels the impact of a reduced gas supply from Russia. File photo: Reuters
A truck being loaded with coal. Germany is planning to use more of the polluting fossil fuel as it feels the impact of a reduced gas supply from Russia. File photo: Reuters
Germany

Germany plans for more coal amid Russia gas supply drop: ‘bitter but necessary’

  • Economy Minister Robert Habeck says Germany will try to compensate for gas reduction by increasing the burning of coal, a more polluting fossil fuel
  • ‘That’s bitter, but it’s simply necessary in this situation to lower gas usage’

A truck being loaded with coal. Germany is planning to use more of the polluting fossil fuel as it feels the impact of a reduced gas supply from Russia. File photo: Reuters
A truck being loaded with coal. Germany is planning to use more of the polluting fossil fuel as it feels the impact of a reduced gas supply from Russia. File photo: Reuters
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