Germany’s Scholz laments fossil fuel ‘renaissance’ amid Ukraine war

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has expressed concern at a “global renaissance of fossil energy” resulting from a gas shortage caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin on Monday, Scholz said: “No one can be happy with the fact that the share of coal-fired electricity generation is rising, with us as well.” The German government recently approved the use of more coal-fired power plants in light of the drastic reduction of gas from Russia. “This makes it all the more important that we make completely clear: This is a strictly limited temporar…

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