“Reconciling EU Energy Security with Climate Policies: Rethinking European Gas Markets”, Pier Paolo Raimondi and Margherita Bianchi (IAI, Italy)

In response to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the global energy crisis that worsened in its wake, the EU has decided to end its dependence on Russian fossil fuels while firmly reinvigorating its climate leadership. European policymakers, alongside the private sector, are struggling with the complexity of energy systems and governance, facing difficult investment decisions that will affect our energy infrastructure for years to come. Against this backdrop, some have raised concern that such efforts might lead the EU to deviate from its green post-pandemic recovery agenda, threatening the EU’s climate leadership in the process.

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