The EU Platform could become an effective emergency tool to safeguard Europe’s security of gas supply in case of a sudden interruption of Russian gas flows, but policymakers need to address challenges to make it work.
The ban on most Russian oil significantly scales up the EU response to aggression against Ukraine, but the bloc should stand ready for retaliatory actions.
This chapter discusses the key obstacles that have so far prevented 840 million people worldwide from gaining access to electricity.
By acting together, the European Union can optimise its response to the energy crisis in all scenarios but each country will have to make concessions.
Even at this late hour, the European Union should consider taking a different path.
A review on green growth and degrowth arguments.
Letter published in Science.
A punitive tariff on all energy imports from Russia would be a better choice than a gradually phased-in embargo on selected fuels.
The 2 May meeting of EU energy ministers should deliver strong and common EU action. Failing to do so would undermine Europe’s unity, energy security and foreign policy.
As energy security risks increase, European governments must stop subsidising oil and gas, and ask people to consume less.
The most efficient way for Europe to sanction Russian energy would not be an embargo, but the introduction of an import tariff that can be used flexibly to control the degree of economic pressure on Russia.
A new EU regulatory action in public procurement could unlock the potential of green public procurement and add an important element to the European Green Deal toolbox.