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Welders wanted: France steps up recruitment drive as nuclear crisis deepens

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – French power giant EDF ( EDF.PA ) is looking to recruit a new generation of welders, pipe-fitters and boiler makers to fix its aging nuclear reactors and build more of them, as Europe’s energy crisis rekindles the allure of atomic power. The problem is that in France such skilled workers …

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Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts

PARIS/STOCKHOLM/MILAN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Once unthinkable, mobile phones could go dark around Europe this winter if power cuts or energy rationing knocks out parts of the mobile networks across the region. Russia’s decision to halt gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route in the wake of the Ukraine conflict has increased the chances of …

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Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

Spain may shut energy-intensive industries at peak times France prepares to send gas to Germany in October Germany to sign LNG contracts in UAE Berlin still working on Uniper bailout BERLIN/LISBON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Germany was pressing on Monday to secure liquefied natural gas contracts with Gulf producers and other European states outlined measures …

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The EU seeks $140 billion to insulate consumers from the energy crisis

Russia has steadily cut gas supplies to Europe European governments fork out billions to help businesses EU’s von der Leyen says aid so far ‘will not be enough’ BRUSSELS/DUESSELDORF, Sept 14 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive outlined plans on Wednesday to raise more than $140 billion from energy firms to help shield households and …

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Germany keeps two nuclear reactors on standby to weather the gas crisis

A general view shows the nuclear power plant Isar 2 by the river Isar in Eschenbach near Landshut, Germany, August 17, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register All nuclear reactors still to go offline at year-end Two reactors to remain in reserve in case of shortages Crises in …

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EU races to shield industry as Russia gas stoppage shakes markets

European gas price up about 400% on a year ago EU states race to support struggling power firms Disruptions hinder EU efforts to fill storage EU says Moscow weaponized gas, Russia blames sanctions LONDON/OSLO, Sept 5 (Reuters) – European gas prices surged, stocks slid and the euro sank on Monday after Russia halted gas flows …

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Russia deepens Europe’s energy squeeze with new gas halt

Outage for maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline No flows to Germany 0100 GMT, Aug. 31 – 0100 GMT, Sept. 3 European governments fear Moscow could extend the outage German regulator: we are saving gas, must keep doing so Siemens Energy: not involved in maintenance work FRANKFURT/LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Russia halted gas …

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Germany’s Scholz says Russia has no reason to hold up turbine return

Turbine caught in energy standoff between West, Russia Scholz visits the Siemens Energy factory where turbines are stored Says turbine ready to be sent back to Russia Kremlin: turbine documentation still lacking Kremlin: Nord Stream 2 could supply gas this year MUELHEIM AN DER RUHR, Germany, Aug 3 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on …

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Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

West, Russia in energy standoff since Ukraine invasion German minister warns of ‘rocky road’ ahead Minister does not rule out gas rationing Says market banned by ‘Lehman Brothers’ moment Alarm stage decision does not change status quo: E.ON BERLIN, June 23 (Reuters) – Germany triggered the “alarm stage” of its emergency gas plan on Thursday …

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Germany risks recession as Russian gas crisis deepens

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More Europeans activate first stage of gas crisis plans Surging gas price adds to policymakers’ inflation headache Slowing flows …

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