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Germany Weighs Intervention in Energy Markets to Bring Back Coal

  • Parliament is set to vote on new regulation later Thursday
  • Country seeks to replace Russian gas amid war in Ukraine

Germany is considering intervening in its energy markets to bring coal plants back online and conserve natural gas as it rushes to limit further disruptions from top-supplier Russia.

Parliament on Thursday plans to vote on a regulation that would provide compensation to coal-plant operators if the supply situation deteriorates. It’s part of a raft of government efforts to shore up Germany’s energy security as regional tensions rise amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.