German counselor Olaf Schultz announced on Wednesday that gas storage facilities are “full” completely, stressing the guarantee of energy security in his country during the next winter.
This came in a speech by Schultz in front of legislators in the German parliament, where he defended his government’s policies as part of his performance of its performance.
Schultz rejected the criticism of the opposition parties that the government does not take the necessary steps to prevent energy shortages and power outages in the winter.
He added: “A year ago, our energy storage facilities were empty, today it is completely full.”
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He stressed that his government “does not speak, but works”, noting that it takes the necessary steps to end the country’s gradual dependence on Russian gas imports.
In the context, Schultz pointed out that the government has revitalized coal power stations, and extended the work of the last three nuclear power plants in the country until mid -April 2023.
He pointed out that his government “will also work to ensure that renewable energies and necessary transportation networks will be built faster than ever.”
Previously, the German government agreed to extend the work of two of three to three to the date of its place outside the service, which was scheduled for the end of this year 2022, in the midst of efforts made by the largest economic power in Europe to dispense with the import of Russian energy.
In early September, Germany announced a package of 65 billion euros to reduce the high energy costs, which included once payments for some groups of citizens, and tax exemptions for intense energy consumption companies.
It is noteworthy that Russian gas currently represents only 6 percent of gas supplies to the European continent, almost 30 percent of what was before the Ukraine war, which erupted on February 24.