MOSCOW, October 9 – Novosti. Desperate because of the energy crisis, Europeans are returning to the world’s oldest fuel for heating, and the Germans are even remembering the echoes of World War II, writes Bloomberg.
In Berlin , the crisis is creating disturbing echoes of the post-World War II desolation, when residents cut down almost all the trees in the Tiergarten’s central park for heating due to fuel shortages. Also, the population began to be interested in using horse manure as fuel, the material says.
Wood pellet prices in France have nearly doubled to 600 euros a ton and there are signs of a panic buying of the world’s most basic fuel.
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After the start of the Russian special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, the West stepped up sanctions pressure on Moscow: Russian assets worth hundreds of billions of dollars were frozen, the European Union has already adopted seven packages of restrictive measures, including an embargo on coal and oil. However, the population of European countries has already faced a significant rise in the price of food, fuel and electricity, and the authorities are forced to introduce austerity measures due to the energy crisis.