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EU urges countries to reduce gas demand by 15% amid threat of Russian cuts

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The European Commission published emergency plans on Wednesday to immediately reduce gas demand in the EU. Europe aims to avoid a shortage of gas during the winter amid fears of Russia cutting off deliveries. The emergency plan proposes that member states engage in voluntary measures to reduce consumption. In 2021, 40% of the EU's gas was imported from Russia.
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EU seeks to cut gas use to protect against Russian 'blackmail'

Europe News: BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Wednesday urged EU countries to reduce their demand for natural gas by 15 percent over the coming winter months t.

8 months ago·Mumbai, India
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EU urges member states to slash gas use by 15%

Call for voluntary cut until March 2023 and binding targets possible with Russian ‘likely’ to halt gas supplies

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Europe races to cut Russian gas usage amid new Putin warning

The European Union will set out emergency plans on Wednesday to curb gas usage after President Vladimir Putin warned the bloc that Russian supplies sent via the biggest pipeline to Europe, Nord Stream 1, were at risk of being reduced further.

8 months ago·United Kingdom
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European Union draws up energy plan in case of Russian gas cutoff

“Russia is blackmailing us. Russia is using energy as a weapon. And therefore, in any event, whether it’s a partial major cutoff of Russian gas or total cutoff of Russian gas, Europe needs to be ready,” EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.

8 months ago·India
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EU draws up energy plan in case of Russian gas cutoff

European Union Commissioners are putting the finishing touches to a drastic plan to make sure that any Russian cutoff of natural gas supplies to the bloc will not disrupt industries and send an additional chill through homes next winter

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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EU proposes reducing gas use by 15% as threat of Russian cutoff looms - National

While the initial cuts would be voluntary cuts, the European Commission also asked for the power to impose mandatory reductions across the bloc in the event of an EU-wide alert.

8 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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