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Germany-Energy-Resterves: Germany extends the exploitation duration of
Frankfurt (Reuters) - The German government adopted two decrees on Wednesday to extend the operating time of its coal power plants and restore lignite production capacities, to stimulate electricity supply before winter.
The Ministry of Economy presented these decrees as "important to prepare for next winter" in a press release. "The exploitation of coal power plants will allow us to limit our use of gas, and thus, to save it," he explained.
Germany decided in July to extend the lifespan of its coal power plants, while Russia has drastically reduced its natural gas deliveries to Europe.
Coal power plants will now be able to operate until March 31, 2024, and the production of lignite, a very polluting type of coal, will be relaunched until June 30, 2023.
The power stations will remain in activity as long as the country is in Level 2, called "alarm", of its emergency plan on the gas supply, or if it goes into level 3, called "emergency".
(report vera eckert; French version Camille Raynaud)
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after the presumably intentionally caused damage to the gas pipelines north stream 1 and 2 planning Germany, Denmark and Sweden. "It has been agreed with my counterpart: We now want to form a joint investigation team - a common investigation group under EU law, to which all three countries send investigators," said Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) of the "Bild am Sonntag". Previously, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) had conferred with the Scandinavian heads of government.