Fewer lights are sparkling from the centrepiece tree at the famed Strasbourg Christmas market, which attracts 2 mn people, as the French city seeks to reduce public energy consumption by 10% this year
The Ukrainian energy system is on the brink of collapse and millions have been subjected to emergency blackouts for weeks due to systematic Russian bombardments of the grid.
Britain is likely already in recession after its economy shrank in the third quarter and is set to do so again in the final three months of the year, according to the Bank of England.
Poland has been planning for many years to build a nuclear power plant to gain greater energy independence and replace ageing coal plants.
Russia's slashing of natural gas flow has forced people to seek cheaper heating sources ahead of winter. Firewood prices have skyrocketed across Europe, leading to shortages and thefts.
"The Western world has seen countries moving to coal. Austria has already said, and today they are going back to coal," Sitharaman told a group of reporters from India.
Today Europe is struggling to contain an energy crisis that could lead to rolling blackouts, shuttered factories and a deep economic recession.
Europe has been scrambling to secure alternative sources as Moscow has reduced natural gas flows to EU countries, triggering soaring energy prices and growing expectations of a recession.
EU leaders struggle to bridge gas price cap divide amid Russia’s war on Ukraine fuelling energy crisis
Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins summed up the challenge for the EU as it considers a possible gas-price ceiling.
The energy ministers of the EU's 27 nations could not paper over differences on whether and how to impose a price cap on Russian natural gas, with ever-recalcitrant Hungary refusing to agree.
With winter approaching, the 27 EU members are struggling to contain an energy crisis that could lead to rolling blackouts, shuttered factories and a deep recession.
Russia itself has sharply cut flows of natural gas to the EU, indicating this week that they would not resume unless Western sanctions are lifted.
Warnings from the French government have mounted in recent days about possible difficulties this winter due to energy shortages and galloping inflation.
About 1 million low-income households have had to take on new or extra debt to cover an essential bill, according to a study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on U.K. poverty.
Further up the river in Kaub, a noted bottleneck for shipping where the Rhine runs narrow and shallow, the reference level is forecast to go below 40 centimetres by the end of the week and squeeze tra
Amid growing tensions over Russia's war in Ukraine, German officials had feared that the pipeline was the country's main source of Russian gas.
Russian President Putin warns West of further cut-in oil flow, price rice as consequences of sanctions
EU approved bans on Russian coal and oil to take effect later this year but did not include natural gas because the 27-nation bloc depends on it to power factories, generate electricity and heat home.
The people of Libya are enduring electricity cuts of up to 18 hours a day, despite their country sitting atop Africa's largest proven oil reserves.
The continent relies on Russian natural gas, and higher energy prices are flowing through to factories, food costs and fuel tanks.
Pakistan has plunged into a crippling electricity crisis that is mostly attributed to mismanagement, inefficiencies, power theft and politically-motivated appointments in the power utilities.