Government urges Germans to save energy
22 August 2022 | 1:40 pm
Faced with a drastic reduction in gas delivery by the Russian energy giant Gazprom, Germans are being asked to cut energy consumption to save gas for the winter.
The proposal to label natural gas and nuclear energy as "green" as a guide for private investors has been met with resistance along the way. A tight vote is expected.
The financial leaders of the world's leading economies are meeting in Bali as the fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine is being felt worldwide. They are not in agreement on ways to solve the economic threats.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the government will take a 30% stake in energy firm Uniper. The wholesale gas importer faces huge losses due to soaring energy prices and a threat by Russia to cut gas supplies.
The federal government says it is considering a nationwide ban on commercial motorcycles, popularly known as okada. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation said motorcycles provide the means of transportation for terrorists and several approaches for containing insecurity were being considered.
German chancellor addresses spiraling energy costs: Nina Haase reports
Energy ministers from the EU are to discuss a plan to cut gas use across the bloc amid fears Russia could stop supplies. But some say the current watered-down proposal will not be enough to prepare for winter.
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Mahamat Nouradine Adam is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity and is still leading a rebellion.
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on office workers to ditch their neckties. In a press conference with his collar open, he said saving energy ought trump sartorial style in searing temperatures.
In an exclusive interview, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told DW that the European Union is continuously working on reducing its dependency on Russian gas. However, he says, EU member states can't be asked to cut off those gas supplies "overnight."
The rail operator — which is Germany's biggest consumer of electricity — is offering bonuses of at least €100 to employees to try to save energy, urging them to find creative solutions of their own.
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