Energy – RWE boss defends LNG capacities – Economy

RWE boss Markus Krebber warns against carelessness in view of the relaxation in gas and electricity supply. “Germany did almost everything right in the energy crisis. But to believe that we did everything to master the next crisis is wrong. We’re not through yet,” Krebber said in an interview with the magazine star and capital. In many minds, the crisis is “almost over. And there are other reflexes again.” As an example, he cited the discussion as to whether the federal government was planning too generously for the terminals for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG). “It may be that the LNG terminals are not fully utilized. But you need them as an insurance premium.” The RWE boss pointed out that Russia is currently meeting its delivery obligations via the Ukraine pipeline. “If you think it will stay that way, you need fewer terminals. If you want to protect yourself, you need the infrastructure.” Krebber rejected demands from the Union and the FDP for a further extension of the service life for the German nuclear power plants. “The discussion about the three remaining nuclear power plants is not the relevant issue for the long-term conversion, for the energy supply of Germany and Europe. We should not burn so much political capital on it.” RWE operates the Emsland nuclear power plant, which is currently still connected to the grid alongside the Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim reactors. The last remaining nuclear power plants in Germany are to be shut down by April 15th.

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