Return to coal? Austria to reopen power station amid fears of Russian gas shortage
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Austria plans to reopen its coal-fired power plant in Mellach two years after its closure to ensure the country can meet its energy demand, fearing a shortage of gas from Russia. A host of other European countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, are also considering using coal to fill Russian gas shortages, returning to an energy source that much of the continent has been trying to phase out in recent years to meet carbon emissions. reduction targets.