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Norway prepares to limit gas sales to the EU and worsens energy crisis
Norway

Norway prepares to limit gas sales to the EU and worsens energy crisis

The Norwegian government has announced that it is planning to reduce energy exports to European Union countries. As one of the continent's main electricity providers, Oslo's retreat will further exacerbate the energy crisis that has intensified since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February. This Monday, the Norwegian Minister of Energy, Terje Aasland, said that the country will give priority to the security of its own energy reserves, which, if they fall below the minimum levels established, will lead Norway to suspend the sending of energy abroad. Norway produces much of its electricity through hydroelectric power plants, so if water levels fall below normal levels, the country will trigger a cut in exports, a possible scenario given that in the spring it rained less than anticipated, a...
Official: Strategy for cutting gas consumption has already been published in the Journal of the EU
European Union

Official: Strategy for cutting gas consumption has already been published in the Journal of the EU

The regulation was published this Monday, establishing the strategy to reduce gas consumption by up to 15% in the European Union until March 31, 2023. As of tomorrow, August 9, Member States will have to start tightening the “energy belt” to ensure that Europe has enough gas reserves to face the coming winter. The text determining the standards for saving gas in the European Union was published in the Official Journal of the EU and enters into force the next day, that is, tomorrow. The proposal was approved by the European Council, with 25 votes in favor and two against (Hungary and Poland), after the first version of the plan put forward by the European Commission under Ursula von der Leyen was strongly criticized by a majority of States. members, who accused the initial strategy of b...