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Greece Outlines Plan to Maintain Power Supply If Gas Gets Scarce

  • Increased lignite, hydro power production among options
  • Rolling load cuts advised if measures don’t prove adequate
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Increased use of lignite coal- and hydro-powered electricity generation feature in a plan by Greece’s energy regulator for ensuring demand is met should supplies of natural gas fall short.

European countries are ramping up use of coal for power generation, in spite of climate commitments, as the region suffers its worst energy crunch in decades. Gas prices have soared as Russian shipments decline in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine, amid fears that supplies of the fuel could be completely cut off.