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Shale and non-Russian gas imports at heart of new EU energy strategy

Shale and non-Russian gas imports at heart of new EU energy strategy | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Ukraine crisis forces bloc to seek diverse sources of gas, but green groups complain ignoring renewables is a mistake
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The EU's latest energy security strategy bets big on 'sustainable' production of fossil fuels ignoring the climate impacts of more gas.

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If Gas Talks Fail, Europe Has a Backup Plan

Gazprom, Russia's state-owned energy giant, is once again negotiating with Ukraine over what it will charge for its energy. But this time Europeans are well prepared if supplies are shut off.

 

Good article by Judy Dempsey in NY Times.

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Export Stupidity

Export Stupidity | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
If the US could supply Europe with large amounts of fuel, that would reduce the Continent’s dependency on Russia while depriving Putin of needed revenues.
 
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Richard Heinberg's checks the facts to counter all those who want to export American surplus gas to punish Putin: "... the United States remains a net importer of both oil and natural gas. Let me repeat and emphasize that: the United States remains a net importer of both oil and natural gas."

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