Germany Cut Russian Gas and Kept the Lights on This Winter. Now What?

Germany Cut Russian Gas and Kept the Lights on This Winter. Now What?
Germany’s Economy Minister Robert Habeck, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Finance Minister Christian Lindner pose in front of a floating liquefied natural gas terminal in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, Dec. 17, 2022 (AP photo by Michael Sohn).

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany has been weening itself off of its dependence on Russian energy, despite grave predictions about the potential fallout, including fears of a financial meltdown. But as the winter cold has descended on Europe, these concerns of rationing and shortages have not been borne out.

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