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A green salvo to counter Putin’s war in Ukraine

John Podesta and Julian Popov discuss why—and how—the European Union and United States must transition to a clean energy economy in order to cut off funding to Russia via fossil fuels.

The initial response from American and European leaders to the energy crisis prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons.

As the United States administration’s pledge to provide more liquefied natural gas (LNG) to wean the European Union off Russian fossil fuels garnered great attention, amid ever-dire warnings about climate change, it would be a tragedy if this move was the only outcome, leading developed nations to backslide in their climate commitments.

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Julian Popov

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