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Energy Crisis Gives New Life to Polluting 50-Year-Old Swedish Oil-Fed Power Plant

  • Vattenfall nuclear outage exacerbates power shortage in south
  • German energy firm to add about 10 more staff at Karlshamn
The Karlshamn power station in Sweden.

The Karlshamn power station in Sweden.

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German energy giant Uniper SE plans to increase staffing at an old oil-fired power station needed to help keep the lights on in a worsening energy crisis that’s forced companies to reverse earlier plans. 

The Karlshamn plant, which was only used occasionally in the past, is now being called upon regularly to help plug a shortage in the south of Sweden after several nuclear reactors were decommissioned over the past few years. The project will become even more crucial after Vattenfall AB announced a prolonged outage of an atomic reactor on Wednesday.