¬†Germany’s lower house of parliament on Thursday approved a new version of a bill to secure energy supply, including possible expropriation of critical energy infrastructure and assets in the event of an emergency. As Europe’s biggest economy looks to guard against the risk of Russia turning off supplies, the new amendments, expected to come into effect in June, would enable the government to put energy companies under trusteeship if they can no longer fulfil their tasks and if the security of supply is at risk. The renewed law – which still needs to pass the upper house of parliament – could be applied for the first time if no solution is found on the ownership of the Schwedt oil refinery, which is majority-owned by Russian state-owned Rosneft. […]