The fallout between Russia and some European countries over its invasion of Ukraine has forced oil trade with the Kremlin to come to a halt for the most part.
Consequently, attempts are now being made to seek and tap into alternative energy.
Germany, Italy, Austria, and the Netherlands have all indicated that coal-fired power plants could help see the continent through a crisis that has sent gas prices surging and added to the challenge facing policymakers battling inflation.
Both Italy and Germany are set to put emergency measures in place to nullify actions taken by Russia to avert the flow of gas into their countries.
Germany had stated earlier it could restart coal-fired power plants that it had aimed to phase out.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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