Germany’s Finance Minister, Christian Lindner, says his country has stopped importing energy directly from Russia. He told BBC that Germany no longer relies on Russian imports for its supply of energy even though Germany previously imported around half of its gas from Russia.
Christian Lindner shared that the strategy of diversification of Germany’s energy infrastructure was deployed by the country since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in 2022
Although, there were fears of blackouts during winter as Russia gas taps to Europe were turned off, but Germany found new and other sources of energy. This was stated by Mr Lindner. He however said that Germany still depends on the importation of energy, not fron russian, but from global markets.
With reference to these energy infrastructures, Mr Linder mentioned that the new liquified natural gas terminal had been built in Germany in a period of eight months. This was shared at the the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Meanwhile, investment in more infrastructures are still being planned for a diversified energy economy.
“This development is an evidence of the great change in German policies,” he said.