The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, once again, shown how closely intertwined energy, security, and geopolitics are. The report, “EU can stop Russian gas imports by 2025,” released in late March, presents a roadmap for ending the European Union’s import of Russian gas in 2025.
The main finding of the study, prepared by the energy organizations Bellona Europa, EMBER, RAP and E3G, is that if the measures already initiated to reduce pollutant emissions were fully implemented plus promote and expand renewable energy, energy efficiency and electrification, Europe could reduce its consumption of Russian gas by 66%. And that’s without increasing coal-based energy production or switching to liquefied natural gas. The latter alternative seems to be emerging in agreements with Egypt and the United States, according to recent press reports.
Download the report (in Spanish) here.