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EU to step up push for clean power as Ukraine conflict escalates

By Camilla Hodgson

07 Mar 2022 · 4 min read

Energy security concerns triggered by the war in Ukraine will step up moves towards energy self-sufficiency and clean power as Europe seeks to end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels, say climate envoys and policy experts.

Just over a week into the invasion, European leaders have vowed to wean the continent rapidly off Russian gas, and the International Energy Agency has urged the EU not to sign new supply agreements as part of a 10-point plan.

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