The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Gas crisis: IEA boss Fatih Birol warns of next winter


So far, the gas crisis has been less severe than feared. With a view to next winter, IEA boss Fatih Birol calls for further savings - and criticizes the German nuclear phase-out.

Enlarge image

IEA boss Birol at a performance in Helsinki

Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva / IMAGO

The head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, has warned the Europeans not to dismiss the supply crisis prematurely given falling gas prices.

"The next winter worries me," Birol told the "Handelsblatt".

Birol named three risk factors: "No Russian gas, China's comeback as an importer, little increase in supply." He fears that many governments are "a little too happy" about the relatively mild course of the crisis so far.

Europe must continue to reduce gas consumption.

Against the background of the tense situation, the IEA director criticized the German nuclear phase-out: "I wish there was the possibility of extending the service life much more if necessary." Birol, on the other hand, praised the fact that the expansion of wind power and solar systems had accelerated.

»Above all, the acceleration of the planning process pays off.«


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2023-01-24

Similar news:

You may like

Life/Entertain 2023-02-08T13:50:32.664Z

Trends 24h

Business 2023-03-21T03:08:56.394Z


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.