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Truss ends rationing fears with vow to stand up to Putin

Prime Minister Liz Truss has vowed that the UK will not see rationing of its energy supplies while adding that paying higher bills is worth it to stand up to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. Britain’s newly elected leader is currently in New York for the UN General Assembly, where she is looking to speak with […]

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Norway ‘very unlikely’ to face power rationing despite low reservoirs, regulator says | MarketScreener

“Rationing is not a main scenario and is very unlikely to happen,” Kjetil Lund said in an interview but added it was important to avoid being “nonchalant” about the matter. Hydropower accounts for more than 90% of Norwegian electricity production, but the driest 12-month period in 26 years in southern Norway has depleted reservoir levels […]

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Energy crisis: Britons sent horror rationing warning this winter

During her Tory leadership campaign, Ms Truss had pledged that there would be no energy rationing in the UK under her leadership. Europe is facing a major fossil fuel energy crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has sent prices soaring while threatening energy security. As Vladimir Putin recently cut off gas supplies flowing […]

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Inside Politics: Is energy rationing coming to the UK?

This article is an on-site version of our Inside Politics newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every weekday. Good morning. Today’s note is on a cheery question that a lot of you keep asking: will energy rationing come to the UK? On a happier note, the end of […]

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‘Going back to WW2 rationing!’ Pensioners call for support from Sunak and Truss

Inflationary increases, difficulties in the NHS and social care, and rising energy bills are all major concerns for older people. A survey undertaken by Age UK has shown many older people are keen for these issues to be addressed by whoever becomes the next Prime Minister.   Recent research from Aegon has also shown Britons’ […]

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Xi in crisis: Drought sparks blackouts and energy rationing as China’s economy battered

A severe drought in China has caused parts of the nation’s Yangtze River in Sichuan to dry up. It comes after as a result of extreme heatwave which is sending shockwaves through the country, forcing the authorities to issue a “red alert” warning for the 11th consecutive day on Monday. And worryingly, the record-breaking drought […]

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Apple supplier BOE, others say production hit by Sichuan power rationing

Apple iPhone 13 are pictured at an Apple Store on the day the new Apple iPhone 13 series goes on sale, in Beijing, China, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Apple supplier BOE Technology Group Co Ltd (000725.SZ) will “make […]

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Germany must cut gas use by 20% to avoid winter rationing, regulator says

Germany must cut its gas use by a fifth to avoid a crippling gas shortage this winter, its top network regulator said, as businesses and households brace themselves for Europe’s biggest energy crisis in a generation. Klaus Müller, head of the federal network agency (BNA), will be in charge of rationing gas supplies if Europe’s largest […]

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UK fuel rationing fears: ‘Energy emergency’ as Norway threatens to limit power exports

The country has drawn up plans to ration its electricity exports, sparking fears of an energy shortage. The Norwegian government also announced new rules limiting the sale of power to foreign countries earlier today. This comes as the country’s hydroelectric power plants – which generate the majority of its energy – are being threatened by […]

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Rationing Energy

“The European Union agreed yesterday to ration natural gas to help prevent a severe shortage of fuel for heating as the threat of a complete gas shutoff by Russia hangs over the 27-member bloc,” reported Sara Schonhardt for E&E News on July 27. E.U. energy ministers endorsed the plan less than a week after the European Commission […]