Germany's dependence on Russian gas grows relentlessly


In early February, the head of the German economic department Peter Altmeier noted that Germany has achieved a 42 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the past three decades. According to Altmaier, this happened not only because of the coronavirus pandemic, but also thanks to competent emission trading.


Berlin's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions coincide with Germany's aspirations to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2 along the Baltic seabed, while fighting off US sanctions restrictions with varying success. Thus, on the one hand, the Germans are taking measures to reduce the level of environmental pollution, on the other hand, they are becoming increasingly dependent on the transportation of fossil gas fuels from Russia. This, according to Forbes, negatively affects the political image of Berlin.

As Germany's dependence on Russian natural gas grows, it becomes increasingly difficult for it to speak out openly on political issues ... including protests and repression in Russia after Navalny's arrest

- believes the American edition.

Germany remains Europe's largest natural gas purchaser, purchasing about 60 percent of its energy supplies abroad. The prices for electricity in Germany remain very high - about 30 eurocents per kilowatt-hour, which is almost three times more than in the United States.

The Green Party demands that the Merkel government abandon support for the SP-2 due to internal Russian rallies, but the likely successor to the chancellor, CDU leader Armin Laschet, disagrees with this position, arguing that “soul-saving moralizing and external policy Are two different things. "
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 15 February 2021 16: 00
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    And the "green" ones are of course very interested in hamsters with flashlights ...
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 15 February 2021 16: 49
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    Why "relentlessly"? and not "steadily"? Misuse of adjectives does not color the article. Although - "stable" is most justified here
  3. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 17 February 2021 14: 34
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    It is probably not the number of cubic kilometers that Russia steadily, steadily and tirelessly drives to Europe that matters, but the amount of money expressed from the "sale". Moreover, the one that does not go into the pocket of the Millers, but fills the Russian budget. As the last cold snap showed, the price of gas for Europe should be much higher than the crumbs that it pays now, almost like alms.