Energy question of the week: What part does natural gas play in meeting Germany’s energy requirements?

13. September 2010, 10.04
Whether used for heating, as a vehicle fuel or for power generation in gigantic turbines, natural gas plays a central role in Germany’s national energy supply. With consumption at 100 billion cubic metres a year, its use – and also importation – has almost doubled since 1970; and this trend is still growing. But does such a development make sense?
Jan Oliver Löfken
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