Energy and War

Reacting to the War in the Ukraine the EU has started discussions and policy recommendations around how to disengage from their current dependency on Russian Oil and Gas. Is this an opportunity or obstacle to making Europe and the world more ecologically sustainable.

The European Commission has today proposed an outline of a plan to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels well before 2030, starting with gas, in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

After Hitler invaded the Sudetenland, America turned its industrial prowess to building tanks, bombers and destroyers. Now, we must respond with renewables

The European Commission yesterday announced its intent to remove demand for two-thirds of its Russian gas supply in less than nine months and hugely accelerating the rate of solar deployment is a central part of its radically raised clean energy ambition.

BRUSSELS, March 8 (Reuters) - The European Union laid out plans on Tuesday to cut its reliance on Russian gas by two-thirds this year and end it "well before 2030", in a bid to wrest countries free from depending on Moscow for energy

The ban says, quite loudly, Americans don't want or need oil or gas from Vladimir Putin's warmongering, authoritarian regime. OK. But it's not exactly a bright moral stance, since the U.S. gets much of its oil and gas from other not-so-great regimes and banning Russian imports will only up our reliance on those other countries.

Europe's green energy policies empowered Russian President Vladimir Putin and stripped Western countries of their ability to sanction Moscow effectively, according to the best-selling author of "Apocalypse Never."

And now Musk could shift his concern to another resource that is being affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and that is nickel, which he has been concerned about in the past. Russia is the world’s third-largest producer of nickel,

this crisis could have far-reaching implications for Russia’s future as an energy exporter, not just in the short term with declining oil and gas exports, but also in the long term by thwarting Russia’s hydrogen future.