Electricity generation without gas: Christian Lindner warns of “electricity crisis”

Electricity generation without gas: Christian Lindner warns of "electricity crisis"

electricity generation without gas
Christian Lindner warns of “electricity crisis”

Given the lack of supply volumes from Russia, there is a risk of a gas crisis in the winter. FDP leader Christian Linder is also now warning of a power crisis and calling on Economics Minister Robert Habeck to stop generating electricity from gas – and instead to rely on nuclear power again.

Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner has asked Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck to stop producing electricity using gas. “We have to work to ensure that the gas crisis is not accompanied by a power crisis,” Linder told “Bild” newspaper. “Therefore, gas cannot be used to produce electricity, as is still happening.” Lindner said Hebek would have the legal authority to stop it.

In this context, the Finance Minister once again advocated the continued operation of nuclear power plants in Germany to achieve “other power efficiencies”. “There is much to be said for not shutting down safe and climate-friendly nuclear power plants, but they can be used by 2024 if necessary,” he said.

It is to be expected that “in the next few months and possibly years, electricity will also be used for heating because gas is so scarce,” Lindner said last week. Meanwhile, TUV considered the recommendation of three nuclear power plants to be shut down last year as viable.

Due to fears of a halt in Russian gas delivery, a possible extension of the service life of the last three nuclear power plants in Germany, which according to current nuclear legislation would go offline at the end of December, is currently being discussed. .

Federations and FDPs are campaigning to allow at least limited continuous operation from the end of the year. The SPD and the Greens in particular are still skeptical. They generally don’t want to be denied at least temporary continuous operation in the event of a crisis.

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