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Climate change: Does the Energy Crisis mark a Turning Point for Renewable Energy?

This far the 2020s have been a turbulent decade: First the Covid 19 pandemic stopped the world in 2020, and two years later Russia’s assault of Ukraine has plunged European countries into a disastrous energy crisis. As European countries are still trying to get on their feet, Russia has hit where it hurts: Europe’s dependency on Russian gas has been hardly dismissible, especially for Germany, the continent’s economic heart. However, like the pandemic, which had led to a noticeable decrease in global emissions due to industry slowing down in quarantine, Ukraine crisis as well has a silver lining: According to IEA (International Energy Agency) global emissions are expected to peak in 2025.
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Energy crisis in Europe: How are countries responding?

Russia’s war in Ukraine has put European leaders into an unprecedented test. As Russia continues to use natural gas to strongarm Europe out of its support for Ukraine, Europeans are frivolously searching for ways to face the next winter. However, some see the energy crisis as an opportunity to invest in green energy to combat climate change, getting two flies with one stone. How are the continents’ political giants responding to Putin’s blackmail? 
Source : Wind turbines in Euboea by Ianna Andreadis
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The Greeks facing their energy future

Faced with the energy transition initiated by the European Union, Greece wishes to be the perfect model by opting for wind energy. Aiming to replace all fossil fuels with renewable energies by the end of the decade, the government is undertaking major construction projects, sometimes to the detriment of the local population and landscapes.