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Hungary eases logging rules to prepare for energy shortages
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Hungary eases logging rules to prepare for energy shortages

Hungary waived environmental regulations protecting native forests from logging in order to prepare for next winter’s energy shortages The rise in energy prices after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have forced the government to partly scrap one of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s signature policies, the generous subsidies on household consumption. An emergency government decree published late...

Germans are stocking wood in the middle of the summer as gas supplies remain tight
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Germans are stocking wood in the middle of the summer as gas supplies remain tight

The recent frequency of the German word Versorgungssicherheit (supply security) shows that Germans are worried about insufficient stocks. During the epidemic, Germans were worried about toilet paper supplies, recently they’ve switched to energy, and now even wood. There are signs that Germans are hoarding wood in the mid-summer of nearly 40 degrees Celsius. German households...

Finland warns energy crisis could curb forest, chemical industry, close factories
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Finland warns energy crisis could curb forest, chemical industry, close factories

Finland’s forestry and chemical industry companies are currently doing everything they can to find alternatives to natural gas before winter and the worsening European gas crisis. According to the industry, it seems that there would be enough gas for their needs. However, it is still impossible to predict the price development. Finnish industry is surviving...