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The war in Ukraine upended energy markets. What does that mean for the climate?

By David Gelles

15 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Russia's invasion caused a global resurgence in coal use, greatly delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. But The NYT points out that Europe is also deploying renewable energy at record rates.

As world leaders, CEOs and nonprofit leaders descend on Davos, Switzerland, for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum this coming week, war will be raging about 1,000 miles away.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine almost one year ago has reordered the geopolitical landscape, sent ripples through the global economy and brought trench warfare back to Europe.

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