opinion | Coal Power Ride to Germany’s Rescue

The energy emergency in Germany is also well-organized. So it is that Berlin moved on Thursday to the second of three phases, meant to be a systematic process for managing fuel shortages this winter. They have hope.

Economy and Climate Minister Robert Hebek raised the alert level amid a reduction in natural gas shipments from Russia. Moscow says a mechanical part is stuck in Canada because of Western sanctions imposed after Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, but everyone else knows better.