Robert Habeck

EU may face energy market split

EU may face energy market split

The European Union is seeking ways to reduce natural-gas demand to avoid splintering energy markets as dwindling supplies from Russia test the bloc’s unity

G7 commits to decarbonizing electricity by 2035

The G7 agreed on Friday to achieve "predominantly decarbonized" electricity sectors by 2035, a goal that experts say is a major step in helping the world avert catastrophic climate change. The G7 nations made the new pledge in …

Russia reduces gas supplies to Germany

Russia reduces gas supplies to Germany

Russia reduced natural gas supplies to Germany in retaliation over Europe’s penalties, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said. A unit of Gazprom PJSC that was seized by Germany is no longer receiving all contracted …

Germany says ready to halt Russian oil after EU agrees embargo

Germany says ready to halt Russian oil after EU agrees embargo

Germany threw its weight behind a European Commission proposal to impose a phased-in import ban on Russian oil. The transition period is sufficient to arrange alternatives, Economy Minister Robert Habeck told reporters on Wednesday. He …

Germany supports EU embargo on oil imports from Russia

Germany supports EU embargo on oil imports from Russia

The German government supports the plans of the European Union (EU) to impose an embargo on oil imports from Russia. During the latest preliminary talks on the sixth package of sanctions against Russia, Berlin spoke in favor of a ban, the DPA …

Germans asked to conserve energy to reduce reliance on Russia

Germans asked to conserve energy to reduce reliance on Russia

Germans should start saving energy to become more independent from Russian fossil fuels, Economic Minister Robert Habeck said, as Europe’s biggest country looks for ways to cut reliance on Moscow. Habeck said Germany could become …

The allure of Middle East hydrogen

The allure of Middle East hydrogen

With European and Asian gas prices hitting historic highs, even expensive hydrogen begins to look more attractive, but production costs need to drop significantly and production must be scaled up if it is to become an alternative to fossil …

Germany was right to refrain from boycotting Russian gas

Germany was right to refrain from boycotting Russian gas

German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck said that the refusal of gas from Russia could cause a split in German business and society. “Now we can see the scale of the situation. What industries are closed, what sectors can no longer …

Europe refuses to pay for gas in Russian rubles

Europe refuses to pay for gas in Russian rubles

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck on Wednesday said if Russia insisted that existing contracts be paid in rubles rather than the agreed euro and dollar denominations, it would be in breach of contract as well as a war monger. …

Germany not to pay for gas in rubles - minister

Germany not to pay for gas in rubles - minister

Germany will not pay for natural gas supplied by Russia in rubles and thus violate effective contracts, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said at the press conference on Wednesday. "We do not accept violation of private contracts for …

Germany not to supply weapons to Kiev

Germany not to supply weapons to Kiev

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said that Berlin refused to supply weapons to Ukraine. "The demands of Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk and the position of the German government are known. I can repeat …