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In doomed coal village, Germany’s Greens go to war among themselves

The political party responsible for the pepper spray, the bulldozers and a coal deal with one of Germany’s biggest energy companies was the Greens. And every protester here on Saturday knew it.

Europe’s energy crisis exposes old fault lines and new power dynamics

Europe’s energy crisis exposes old fault lines and new power dynamics

Smaller countries see Germany’s domestic largess to tackle spiraling energy costs as undermining the effort to lower fuel prices for the wider European Union.
Portugal could hold an answer for a Europe captive to Russian gas
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Portugal could hold an answer for a Europe captive to Russian gas

Long cut off from the continent’s grid, Portugal and Spain built a system based on imports and alternatives like solar that is the envy of fellow European Union nations.
Germany leaves door open for extending nuclear power use amid energy crisis

Germany leaves door open for extending nuclear power use amid energy crisis

Nuclear power plants are supposed to be phased out by year’s end, but Russia’s war in Ukraine and the gas crisis might force Berlin to rethink its plans.
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Ukraine war’s latest victim? The fight against climate change

As leaders of the Group of 7 gather in Germany, the scramble to replace Russian fossil fuels is raising concerns that hard-won climate targets will be missed.
The refinery standing between Germany and an oil embargo

The refinery standing between Germany and an oil embargo

A Russian-owned refinery, linked to a Soviet-era pipeline, is a reminder of Germany’s past and a stumbling block to efforts to cut off Russian oil.
German Social Democrats face more heat over Russian energy ties

German Social Democrats face more heat over Russian energy ties

Regional SPD leader Manuela Schwesig under scrutiny over documents showing Gazprom links.
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