June 20, 2022 15:50 GMT
In a growing trend across European nations, the Netherlands is set to ease restrictions on coal fired plants to reduce its dependence on Russian gas.
- The Netherlands caps production at 35% of capacity at its coal-fired plants to limit emissions which is expected to rise under new plans.
- Germany, Austria and Italy have all voiced similar plans to rely more heavily on coal fired power over the past week.
- Dutch Energy Minister Rob Jetten said last week, “I am increasingly concerned whether all gas storage facilities in Europe can be filled,”