After wildfires, concern about power supply sparks hot political debate

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Energy, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA

As Greece braces for the peak of what is expected to be a record-breaking heatwave, public calls to limit power usage have prompted a fierce response from opposition parties to the state of the government’s planning for extreme weather events.

Temperatures exceeding 40oC over several days have pushed electricity demand to new highs, prompting fears of generalised power cuts as the heatwave is expected to peak on Tuesday. On Monday, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas vis...

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