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EU Lawmakers to Tackle Energy Crunch as Calls for Action Grow

  • Poland wants debate on crisis at ministerial meeting next week
  • Power, gas price hikes threaten backlash over EU clean reforms
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Explain This: Europe's Energy Crunch
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The unprecedented spike in European Union energy prices is amplifying concerns about public support for the world’s most ambitious climate reform and reshaping agendas for key political meetings.

The crisis is set to be debated by environment ministers on Oct. 6 following Poland’s call to carefully consider its impact on a planned green economic overhaul, two diplomats with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg Wednesday. The energy crunch hijacked a gathering of energy ministers last week and is also expected to be discussed at a summit of EU heads of government next month.