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Germany’s energy crunch explained

Berlin keeps blaming the crisis on Russia, with the US trying to take advantage of the situation

Germany has been struggling to meet its energy needs for around a year as it seeks to reduce what it calls a dependence on Russian energy imports. Berlin’s officials still blame the troubles their nation faces on Moscow and its alleged “energy war” against the West. 

On Friday, an energy transition minister of the German northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, Tobias Goldschmidt, accused Moscow of “starting an energy war” and “reducing gas supplies”. Federal Economy Minister Robert Habeck, who repeatedly stated that energy “independence” from Russia was worth all the troubles, called massive energy imports from the country a “big mistake” at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this week.

January 22, 2023 at 03:55AM

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